I don’t make videos. And if you look at this one, you’ll see why a) I don’t and b) I did.
I’m a perfectionist and making videos is torture. I keep on trying to get it perfect and I can’t because making videos is not my skillset. And I’m self-conscious and I hate looking at a camera because the camera is looking at me and I hate that.
So, in the interests of following my own advice (to stop being held back by perfectionist behaviour) I did it. And it’s not perfect – YAY! And I didn’t spend too long on it – double YAY! And I don’t care that it’s not perfect – triple YAY.
Well, I do care, but I’m pushing that feeling away and just putting it out there. Mistakes and all. Pale face without make-up, hair dull and dry, nothing special setting up the frame, slightly boring facial expressions because I’m not an actor. I just did it. And I think the advice might help any of the rest of you who are perfectionists.
It’s very imperfect, trust me. And I’m proud of its imperfections. I’ll get better.