I have an anxious feeling writing this post. This is a busy weekend for me, and I really want everything to go well... I have gigs this weekend.
I’m hosting, a Murder Mystery show, and I’m also acting in the pilot episode of a local filmmaker’s web series. I don't want to just live through these gigs I want to do a excellently kick-ass job. I always strive for excellence because however I do something makes it easier to do it that same way again regardless of how good or bad the thing you did was.
If you have a lackluster performance you’re motivated to do better next time but because you just did bad you’re also more used to the feeling of having given a lackluster performance. Hence being shitty makes it easier to be shitty again. Giving shitty performances is not something you want to become comfortable with because it can be tough pulling yourself out that downward spiral.
On the flip-side when you have a hard workout the next time you do the same hard workout it's not as difficult because you've gotten a little stronger, a little more used to the experience. This is the reason why I want to do well when I perform this weekend.
Luckily, I'm getting paid for the Murder Mystery show. Obviously I have to be professional for that gig but, I love doing these low-key showbizz gigs anyway because they make me feel like I’m doing my due diligence.
I know everything will be fine but I’m making a conscious decision to be a consummate professional this weekend no matter what happens.
Wow, writing that actually made me feel great!
I almost don't believe it, but making that decision made me feel better. No doubt, making decisions in your head is beneficial but I bet actually typing it makes it even more tangible.
Imagine if we made the decision to empower ourselves.