There’s an unedited version too
It may take me 10+ takes to make a 2 min video…
The same is true when I’m recording my podcast…
Some days are tougher than others because I just can’t get what I want to convey to flow right.
But you don’t see all of that…
You only see what I want you to see…
The edited version.
But there’s an unedited version too…
It’s full of takes & retakes; stumbling & slurs; trips & cursing rants.
I get pissed off…
then I get focused.
I try again…
Until the final version reveals itself.
All of the jumbled thoughts & efforts become refined and simplified through the try after try after try.
If you thought I was still talking about videos & podcasts you’d be misled.
I’m talking about Life.
Life is full of miscues, redo’s, rants, stumbles, and stalls.
You only see the edited version-the one others want you to see.
But there’s an unedited version too.
ALL of us have an unedited version.
So what you wish, envy, gawk, & wow about are edits.
It’s the version they want you to see.
You see the results…
but what you don’t see is what it took to get there.
The unedited version.
Everyone has an unedited version & I keep telling you this because I want you to realize that what you’re attempting to improve or change in your Life will not be accomplished in one take.
So don’t compare other people’s screens to your lens.
Their screen is the results.
Your lens is your effort & if you keep looking through your lens hoping to see their screen you’ll quit too soon.
Because you’re still editing.
It can be frustrating to see others vacationing while you’re figuring out how to pay the rent.
It can be overwhelming for him to be publishing his 7th book and you’re just trying to write one page.
Damn right it’s hard to show up at the gym in a size XXL and workout next to a slim, fit medium.
The new house, luxury ride, best schools, or padded bank accounts …
That’s the highlight reel.
Don’t compare their reels, highlighting their life, to your life, low-lighting your real fights, bouts, struggles, deficits, & adversity.
Just like you, they have an unedited version too.
You don’t know their full story…
Besides…their story ain’t your path.
What you see from them is possible…
but it’s not all that’s available.
Keep editing. Your screen is coming.
Stay in The Sales Life.