Never Lose Sight of the Journey!
by: Lisa A. Leitl
I am fortunate to be able to spend a lot of my day creating music, new business ideas and ways to help others. I also belong to a number of groups online that have similar interests to my own which I thoroughly enjoy participating in.
One thing I have noticed which permeates the groups is this frantic energy that revolves around social media and business strategy. Everyone is so preoccupied with Twitter followers and Linkedin members, YouTube videos and a seemingly endless list of others. It feels many individuals have forgotten, or maybe it just doesn’t come up in those online groups often enough, the primary drive for participating in social media. Why are you doing this to begin with? What is the driving force? Is it to gain more followers? Is it to have more likes? There seems to be a lot of frustration and anxiety mixed in with some deep disappointment.
I want to create an opening and a conversation that is all about that “little kid”. The one that first sang in the choir, picked up a guitar or played the drums. You know that little version of you that got lost for hours in playing your instrument and singing along with the radio.
I believe that if we go to that place everyday we will rediscover our true heart and soul. We might just realize that chasing an end goal isn’t what is most important. The process is what really keeps us truly engaged. It is the daily challenge of getting up and practicing, improving and moving forward with our art. It’s the sitting and staring at a blank sheet of paper before we commit to writing down the first word of a new song that motivates us. This is at the heart of who we are as artists.
So, lets take a moment everyday just to remind ourselves of this incredible journey we are living. For that is the fuel necessary to keep the plan moving forward.
What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you!
Lisa A. Leitl , Musician, Mentor and Songwriter
Create and Live Life Out loud!