Do You Lack Staying Power? | Block Colour Knit | 04.04.18
DO YOU LACK STAYING POWER?
Time and time again, I find myself questioning my choices and failing to see my plans through to the end. And guess what? It’s happening again. Back in January, I was incredibly excited to share my colourful rebrand with the world, but now, I’m feeling stifled creatively and deflated by my lack of growth. It wouldn’t be the first time I promised myself I’d do something and then backtracked on my plans. A nagging voice at the back of mind is telling me that I lack the staying power to achieve my goals and I’m starting to worry it’s right. But what if there’s more to it?
In the past, my goals have shifted from one week to the next. However, for the last six months, I’ve had a very clear vision of my end goal, and let me tell you: it’s been a novel experience waking up without questioning my life plan everyday! For the first time in a lifetime, I’ve got a start point and an end point in mind, but as for everything in the middle? I don’t even know where to begin.
It seems like every time I make a decision on my short term goals, I outgrow them within months. Suddenly, a bright and colourful Instagram grid seems boring. Suddenly, I don’t know what to write about on my blog. The only constant thing has been music, and in that area, I’ve had more than enough staying power! Every single day, I’ve been writing music, improving my singing and practising my instruments. After all, I won’t get very far without doing those three things. Yet, everything else is up in the air and it really drags my mood down. As much as I hate it, social media is crucial for artists these days, but I feel as clueless strategically as I did when I first downloaded Instagram in 2012.
So is it a lack of staying power or an evolving perspective? My heart tells me it’s the latter. I’ve always been full of ideas, flitting from one thing to the next, but I know that in this world that rewards niches and SEO, that just doesn’t work. Even as I entertain the idea of moving back towards using my blog and my social media in the traditional sense – snippets of daily life and inspiration – part of my brain is berating me for giving up on things too easily. These days, you have to approach social media like a businessperson if you want to achieve anything, and no matter how often I try, I can’t do it. Part of me knows that even if I switch things up, I’ll get bored of that, too, in a month’s time. So how do I find a strategy that I can stick with? How do I stop myself from getting bored by my choices? Let me know when you find an answer, because I’m sure as hell not going to find it any time soon.
What about you? Do you lack staying power? Or do you put it down to constantly evolving?
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