Fixing Your Motivation Problem
I've obviously been watching some old vlogs on YouTube, and you can't watch old vlogs without watching some Casey Neistat, am I right? The quote above (heard in one of his vlogs from around February 2016) spoke to me because I'm in a place in my life where I'm not feeling motivated or inspired, but I'm still trying to create what I can when I can, and then just see where it goes.
So yeah, I'm feeling my motivation is lacking, but I'm doing something anyway. And that's all I can do. It's the only part of the process that I have control over, and in a time when we all feel as if we have been stripped of all control, I'll take what I can get.
It's been a tough year, so I know I'm not the only person struggling with this. We are all dealing with 2020 on our own levels and have our own individual struggles, but at the same time we are all in the same boat. The entire world is in the same boat. Let that sink in. I have never felt so connected yet so disconnected to so many people, ever. It's an overwhelming emotion, and depending on your attitude and perspective, can be a catalyst for positivity or throw you into a pit of negativity & despair. In the end you choose how you react and move forward. I'm choosing to be positive and optimistic, but that doesn't mean everyday is sunshine and butterflies. Ok? Ok!
Anyway... you want to fix your motivation problem? Then do something. It may not be what you thought you'd be doing this year, or what you wanted to be doing this year, but doing something is better than doing nothing. Don't waste what little time you have on this earth waiting for the just right circumstance or the perfect time, because there is no such thing!
This year was supposed to be much different for us, but it turns out that maybe I wasn't as prepared for those plans as I thought I was. In a way, it's good that I have this time to practice, make mistakes, and learn all the ins and outs. So that when we the world has a vaccine and can shift to a new normal, and we can carry on with our plans, we will be better prepared for the challenges that lie ahead, and I'm grateful for that.
In the meantime, I'll keep watching videos from creators that inspire me, and teach me to be better at shooting & editing videos. And yes, we'll be posting vlogs (they probably won't be that great for a while but you have to start somewhere) on YouTube as well as recording our weekly podcast (Conversations w/TaB). And when we can and it is safe to do so, we'll of course be out and about taking photos, because that's what we do.
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