How To Ditch Productivity For Progress

When it comes to my YouTube channel, I’ve started to ditch productivity for progress.

A few months ago, I had some technical issues occur during a content creation session.

I recorded four videos because you know that I swear by batching your work.

The content was strong, and I felt really confident about it.

I finished filming and plugged the card into my laptop to upload the footage from my camera, only to see that the footage that I filmed wasn’t even usable. The footage wasn’t good enough.

I honestly felt like crying, guys. I had spent almost an hour recording the content and I wasn’t going to be able to do anything with it.

Shifting the mindset:

It’s important to learn how to shift your mindset with things.

While I was definitely bummed to have wasted an hour recording content that wasn’t good enough to post to my YouTube channel, I walked away with a lesson.

It was an important reminder to not prioritize productivity over progress.

My goal with this YouTube channel is to be constantly improving.

I want each video to be stronger than the one that came before it.

Do I succeed with that? Definitely not every time.

But if I’m going to sit down and make videos about the importance of working hard, I have to step up my game.

I realized that I have to work harder to walk the walk.

The quality of my production AND content has to be improving, otherwise, I’m not doing what I sought out to.

Prioritizing progress:

Sometimes, I get so focused on the goal that I lose sight of what’s important. That almost happened here; I almost used the footage despite knowing that it wasn’t good enough.

Luckily, my higher-self prevailed and inspired me to trash the footage, re-record it and make this video sharing the learning lesson.

I want to continue to get better and show that progress in my videos.

What do you think? Do you think my videos are getting better?

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