Every step of this online journey has been difficult for me. Anytime I’ve contemplated starting something new—be it website, karate blog, YouTube channel, or podcast—I’ve been filled with anxiety. Am I good enough? Do I have the skills? Will I look stupid? Will people judge me? Every single time.
And with every new Karate Shrimp project I’ve considered, that anxiety has led to overthinking, mental paralysis, and procrastination.
Basically, I was shit-scared to do any of it. …And yet somehow I did.
This past weekend I did my very first livestream on YouTube. Holy hell, was I nervous. Lol. But I did it! And it wasn’t nearly as nerve-wracking as I thought it would be. I think the anticipation of doing it was far worse than actually doing it.
Watch the video. Listen to what I’ve learned about fear. And watch me as I accept that fear and do the scary thing anyway.
Fear sometimes points us in the direction we need to go. What fears are YOU willing to face on your martial arts journey?