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Do you have things in your life that you feel good about but cannot bring yourself to do in front of other people?
Do you know the content of a presentation that you must give at work but freeze up at the thought of giving it?
Can you grill steaks like a boss but somehow flub it up when friends and family are watching?
Can you rip through a tune on your cigar box guitar when no one is around or when no one is watching. How about if you turn on a camera or try to play in front of anyone? Does it feel like your performance goes to pot?
Some of us are not afflicted with a fear of performance or more specifically a fear of failure and judgement. It has taken me a long time to overcome those fears and I still feel them occasionally to this day.
Learning to accept that I have a great deal of room to improve in many things in my life has done me well. Enjoying the process of learning has been remarkably healthy. Realizing that no one has the same harsh judgements of me as I do for myself has been liberating and if they do... eff 'em.
So, while it is frustrating to take dozens of attempts to make a short video of myself playing a cbg, it is nonetheless fun and freeing. The act of creating and sharing is nothing short of a terrific and positive experience. Finding the courage to do so can be difficult but, I assure you, well worth the effort.
Have you made a vid yet?
What reservations do you have?
Is there anything that I may be able to help you with?