For those celebrating, Happy Chinese 🐮 (NIU) Year!
I have to admit, I’ve been feeling little tired and demoralized on my YouTube journey as I haven’t exactly seen the traction I’d have liked. I’ve been struggling to keep up with my routine, especially since my batched videos have just run out (which means I need to film!)
The irony is, I’ve been reading a book called ‘The Motivation Myth
’ by Jeff Haden
- which honestly, was a little boring because I already pretty much knew most stuff in there and have been implementing these strategies in my life - but a timely reminder came my way.
Create reminders of your long-term goals.
Mental Fatigue makes you take the easy way out - even though the easy way almost always takes you the wrong way.
The solution is easy: Create tangible reminders designed to pull you back from the impulse brink.
I’ve been focusing SO much on the system and process I built out for myself - that I lost sight of the goal I had in mind. This was interesting for me because I consider myself as someone highly disciplined.
I remember in the past, when I was trying my best to lose weight and get fit, I would paste photo of my worst physical self in the toilet - just as a reminder never to let myself get back there. I also always had photos of the folks who are important to me in sight, because I love looking at them, and to remind myself of the people I hope to provide for.
So I’ve decided to to do the same this time. I’m going to create a photo reminder of what I hope to achieve with my goals - and paste it somewhere so I won’t lose sight of what’s important. Perhaps I’ll use it as my phone wallpaper so that I’ll never miss seeing it.
This week, I also happened to chance upon this
video (which was produced by one of my colleagues back in the day) about a Singaporean family trying to defy brain cancer - and I was really inspired by it (and I ended up tearing).
Undiscovered Singaporean Stories like these are what I ultimately want to help eventually uncover, because I really think there is so much we still don’t know about, and we could all stand to learn, and love a little more.
Just before I was about to send this out, one of my favourite YouTubers Matt D'avella also posted this
short video on perspectives - which really encouraged me to keep going !
Perhaps the world has a way of nudging me back on track! Do any of you have any other tips to help you stay focused on your goal, and keep you track? Do share!
Till next week!