Create things according to your circumstances
And don’t try to create things according to someone else’s circumstances.
We all have different circumstances.
And it’s easy to get carried away by all of the flashy stuff out there.
To see how other people do it and then feel like we will never be able to reach that level.
But the truth is that everyone you now see has been doing this for many, many years.
Maybe even decades.
Even I’ve been doing this for almost four years now.
Totally different circumstances…
And the moment we usually find out about those people is when they’ve already reached the top of their game.
But to get started you don’t need anything fancy.
You don’t need anything flashy or expensive to start creating.
To put yourself out there.
You don’t even have to be good at it.
You become good at it by doing it.
Doing it over and over again is the only way to quality.
No matter what.
You don’t need a fancy camera to shoot YouTube videos.
If your videos suck, then the best camera in the world won’t make them any better.
Work at mastering your craft first.
You also don’t need a cameraman who follows you around each and every day.
Or an editor to proofread your book when you’re just starting out.
You also don’t need to record that song in an expensive studio.
When you’re just starting out, all you need to do is to get started.
You need to start putting your stuff and yourself out there.
You need to start working on mastering your craft first.
One step at a time.
No matter your circumstances.
No matter what you have or don’t have.
And it doesn’t really matter whether or not what you’re putting out there is perfect.
When you’re creating things all that really matters is that you are your true self.
Because being your true self will attract your true fans.
And your true fans don’t care about your flaws.
Or the shaky camera.
Or that you’re not perfect.
As a matter of fact, your true fans might become your true fans exactly because of your flaws.
Because you’re not perfect.
Because you’re making mistakes.
Perfect is for billboards.
Don’t be a billboard…
Originally published at yanngirard.typepad.com.