If you’re not focusing on becoming so good they can’t ignore you, you’re going to be left behind. This clarity is refreshing. It tells you to stop worrying about what your job offers you, and instead worry about what you’re offering the world. This mindset–which I call the craftsman mindset-allows you to sidestep the anxious questions generated by the passion hypothesis—”Who am I?”, “What do I truly love?”—and instead put your head down and focus on becoming valuable.
Realize you’re already there. Often we’re rushing to get somewhere, trying to make progress towards a goal, moving, moving. But where are we going? Will we be happier when we get there? Is that place better than where we already are? I’ve found that no, it’s not any better. Where we already are is just as great. This moment is just as good as wherever we’re rushing off to. We’ve already arrived.
Trust in the moment. Anxiety is usually a fear (or a bunch of fears) about the future, which is pretty normal. But what this really is … is a lack of trust in the future. We don’t trust that things will work out…If the present isn’t good enough, if we aren’t good enough here in the present, then things will fail in the future. But I’ve learned that actually, nothing really bad will happen to me in the future if I act consistent with my principles here in the present. So I trust the present moment, and trust that things will work out…If this moment is fine, the next one will probably be too. And the one after. We tend to imagine horrible future moments when it doesn’t really happen.
Over the course of literally three days my sister and I finally created our own DIY Youtube channel, BLCdiy - ‘Buy less crap, do it yourself!’, and posted our first video last night! (You also get a look at my workspace!)
I haven’t edited a video in a long time and I really did miss it. Thinking back I was torn between two majors in college because I became interested in animation and video editing, but I didn’t end up going down that route so I was super excited to get back into it and see the outcome of this :)
I finally created a Facebook Page for my Etsy shop…better late than never right? Please Like it to be notified when new things get added to my shop, shop announcements, or coupon codes! Don’t worry, these updates won’t be on a daily basis/spam-like.
P.s. There are new corgi stickers coming to the shop! Stay tuned…