…now the other day, I did a paid promo on Tik Tok.
I picked a video, put a few quid on it, and sent it off on its merry way.
And, as you’d expect to happen, the views went up and the comments started to come in.
Scrolling and commenting back, I got this comment.
Reading between the lines….or translated in my head…that meant….’Only 292 followers.’
And yes that person is right, I have only 292 followers.
But if I focused on that number, I’d be depressed with someone that’s got 1,000 followers, want to lie in bed all day if I saw someone that’s got 10,000 followers, and probably feel like a worthless human being if I saw someone with a million followers.
But, as I said in my video reply today, that’s not where my attention is….it’s on the number of videos I’ve created.
That number (although I said 300 in the video) is more like 350 videos I’ve created.
292 versus 300.
Which, now, is the better number to focus on?
292 followers, or showing up 300 times, coming up with 300 ideas, and probably making a tool out of myself 300 times.
If I lost those followers, I’ve still got all that experience, got out of my comfort zone, and built a consistent habit that I take with me in the weeks, months, and years ahead.
So the next time someone tries to rain on your parade, put the numbers in perspective.
It’s not the numbers, it’s the person you’re becoming by showing up, doing the work, and going through those low points when you want to give up.
That’s a better thing to have.
That’ll stand to you in the future.
Oh, and last I looked, I’m up to 293 followers 🙂
Now, if you’re wondering why you’re not showing up to do the work, it could be for this very reason.