In yesterday’s post, I briefly mentioned about having a purpose to get out of bed in the morning. I’ll be honest with you, there’s mornings where I don’t want to leave my bed. Have you ever woken up and you’re in the most comfortable position that you’ve ever been in? The blankets are perfect, your body is warm but you face is cool. You know, that absolute perfect situation that makes you never want to leave your bed. Why does that only seem to happen Monday – Friday and never on the weekends? Or is it like that just for me? Anyways, what I’m trying to say here is to have a great goal or purpose that excites you and you can’t wait to start the day.
When I first started doing YouTube, I was pumped. I was excited. I woke up and my first thought was “I can’t wait to make a video today!” or “I wonder what crazy stuff I’ll be talking about today!” I couldn’t wait to start my day. There would be mornings where I had less than 4 hours of sleep and I’d still wake up at 6am with enough energy that felt like I got 8 hours of sleep. YouTube was my passion. It’s what drove me. It’s what motivated me. It’s what made me excited everyday. I was cranking out all kinds of videos at that time. But then it all went away. Maybe I burnt myself out. I was a one man show. Researching, Writing, Filming, Editing, Uploading, Tagging, Description Writing, Social Networking, Blog Posting, Etc, Etc, Etc, Etc. It was all me. I didn’t have the help that a lot of these people have now. Between all 5 of my YouTube channels, I’d say I’m close to 1500-2000 videos made. That’s insanity for one person. It really is. Just to look at Adobe Premiere makes me want to puke.
Now, I have a new purpose. Now I have something that gets me out of bed in the morning. Now I have this: That Success Life. I have something that excites me again. I have something that makes me want to be creative. I have something that I can share and help others out with. I have a brand new task at hand. Sure, this is only my 2nd post, but so far I’m enjoying it. I was actually excited to get up and get moving this morning. I got out of bed with the purpose to write a post or two today.
You have to have that kind of feeling in order to be successful. I’ve read books and listened to numerous audio books and everyone says the same thing. If you don’t get out of bed excited to seize the day, then you need to find something that’ll do that for you. I’m not telling you to go off and quit your job!! I’m telling you find that special something and start it, maybe turn it into a side business. Once you’ve passed your monthly salary doing your side job, then maybe consider it. Also, make sure it’s not a fluke. I waited 4 months before I quit my job and did YouTube full time…and the fact that I really liked my boss and co-workers and I didn’t want to screw them over.
To wrap this up, find something that makes you get out bed with a purpose. Whether it’s a fun project, new business, taking your family on a trip, or maybe having an extremely amazing cup of coffee, whatever it is, I hope it makes you happier than you were yesterday.
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