The other day, my assistant notified me that Facebook changed its algorithm so that videos have more of a chance of being seen, than just pictures, or even worse – an all text post.
Instantly, a bunch of mental junk popped up in my mind (I’m always working on myself – I’ll never be done).
I thought, “awwh, man, now I have to go buy more makeup”. Haha, yep, those were my first thoughts.
I <used to> dread recording videos. Why?? Why do I have to do them? My hair isn’t in place. My makeup isn’t done. I don’t have the right earrings. I’ll stutter. I don’t know what to say.
Shut up, EGO!
That’s right. That little scared child within me (my ego) is what’s doing all the talking here (not be confused with alter-ego…that’s a big different).
It’s scared. It doesn’t want to grow. It wants to be safe. It wants to be comfortable. It wants to stay the same. It doesn’t want to change. It doesn’t want to evolve.
Because I know this, I work with it. I know how to turn my focus away from it (being ego) and continue to have an attitude of surrendering.
That attitude of surrendering involves seeing a situation for what it really is. And, in the case of me being camera shy, I had to ask myself, “why?”. What am I hiding here?
And, going into that level of discomfort means that I get to work on myself. I get to unfold parts of me that I didn’t even know that I had.
Isn’t this awesome?
So, the next time you get the opportunity to do something that scares you…that makes you uncomfortable…something that puts you on the spot…something that puts you in FRONT of the camera…something that means everyone’s eyes will be on you….
It can only mean that it is for you, if it has presented itself and you have a “knowing” that it’ll be good for you.
Do it if it feels good – even if it scares you.