Self-doubt is in everyone, especially when stepping into new territory. Jumping with two feet isn't always the answer and you can find yourself drowning in what seems to be mental sabotage. Sometimes, we try our best to fail, because it's easier than discovering new territory and you know what? We've been wired like this from the start. We walk the path most traveled because we know our ancestors before us have survived it and aren't we all about survival?
But what does this have to do with podcasting?
Podcasting has become increasingly easier and easier as more people have traveled and paved the way for new innovation and techniques. However, it's still new and even though it might not be new to your fellow friend, it's still new to you. Luckily, we've advanced in a society where we no longer worry about a tiger or a lion or another big and vicious feline eating us in our sleep. Instead, our hearts start pounding with doubt, fear, and procrastination with more intellectual things like starting a podcast. These doubts are just a survival mechanism to make you afraid of being eaten by the tiger, but there are no tigers in podcasting, there are only podcasts about tigers (I'd assume).
When we take away the fact that we won't be eaten alive by this new venture, not literally anyway, then it makes it easier to make the step forward and to trust in your abilities that everything is going to be okay. There will be criticism in whatever you do, but at least you're out there doing it. Everyone has an opinion, but not everyone is out there building a strong foundation and creating a new path for everyone else. Trust in your abilities, trust in yourself, and ask yourself, “Where's the tiger?”
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Until next time,