When I watched my latest video for the first time, my critical self yelled the following:
- You Look Too Stiff
- Your voice doesn’t have enough emotion
- You don’t look your best
- This video sucks!
I called the marketing guy who shot my video and told him how I felt. His response was, “Roni, you are waaaaaay too critical”. He went on to say that people will be looking at my sincerity and hearing my message. They wouldn’t be judging my hands, my hairstyle, or whether I smiled enough.
It took me a couple of weeks before I watched this video again. I did feel good about my message even though I still don’t like how I look and sound.
Although originally I decided not to post the video, my inner voice screamed, “Adjusted your expectations!”. My decision was to not be my own worst critic (as most of us are). I suggest you do that with all your decisions. Consider that your first choice might not be your best choice. Keep an open-mind, take a step back, and weigh all the positives and negatives before you choose your course of action.
Respect your inner voice; it is there for a reason.