Last Updated on May 22, 2016 by Michael Brockbank
Anyone can create an epic journey for themselves. For the most part, it just needs a little bit of imagination. When it comes to health, this journey could easily be shared with others on the Internet. For me, this is inspiration and gives me drive to succeed. It’s those who read these blog posts or watch my YouTube videos who give me renewed strength to continue. This can be a powerful motivator, especially when you have eyes constantly watching your progress.
Why Should You Create Your Own Epic Journey?
For me, it’s all about demonstrating to myself as well as others that I can achieve a greater sense of health. Essentially, this blog was based purely on helping me learn more about getting into shape and about my own limitations. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to try and take the blog as public as I can. As my audience grows, I feel as though I don’t want to let anyone down. If I can help just one person aside from myself, then this site has served its purpose.
Creating your own epic journey to share may help others understand your plight and associate their own lives. I use it as a way to keep me on track everyday. The more information I share about healthy practices, the better I feel. It’s as much of a mental boost for myself as a physical one.
How to Create Your Own Epic Journey
Creating an epic for yourself isn’t really all that difficult. For the most part, it’s all related to your mindset. If you want to succeed, you may need to change the way you think about using the Internet and sharing information about yourself.
The hardest part about sharing information with others is realizing your own limitations. I know I am obese, as does everyone who visits this site. I am comfortable in the idea of sharing this aspect with others. If you want to get the most out of the experience, you need to put yourself out there for others to follow. You need to be honest with both yourself and your readers. Otherwise, it could easily morph from an epic journey to a stroll around the block.
It’s not just your readers who are misled when you lie about information or about personal capabilities. When you’re dishonest with yourself, you’ll never truly know just what you’re capable of. I could “wow” everyone by stating that I can do 100 push-ups. It may make me look good in the eyes of others, but I know I can’t do that many. It’s like cheating in games. You’ll never discover your own accomplishments if you dwell in lies about yourself. That, and it makes you look foolish if someone calls you out.
Blogging has been quite fun and therapeutic for me for the past six months. It’s an easy way to get the epic journey started. Although I pay for my own server, you can use free alternatives to create your own website. This will be the central hub of the journey and where most of your information is stored. For me, I developed Crossing Colorado as a starting point to express myself while sharing everything I learn about health and fitness.
The drive to market myself on social media was only prompted to reach a wider audience. I don’t put money into advertising or stress out if I only have so many Twitter followers. I spend less than 10 minutes a day managing all of my accounts. What I want from social networking is to share health information with anyone willing to read it. If someone follows me, then that’s just icing on the cake. I use Buffer to share each post to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ everyday I write a new one. All I can do is hope that someone out there finds value and knowledge through my content.
One thing I have been getting into lately is creating progression videos on YouTube. I display the amount of weight I’ve lost in the corner while making content as entertaining as possible. For me, it’s fun to make the videos and I’m looking forward to creating more when I get back from my mini-vacation. It’s my goal to show people how much weight I’ve lost over time and to inspire others who don’t think they can do it. After all, I spend 16 hours a day in front of a computer. If I can reach weight and health goals, anyone can. It’s also helpful to keep motivated if I know people are watching me progress.
Keeping it Private
You don’t have to share your epic journey with the world if you’re self-conscious. However, you can still create the saga of yourself by keeping a health diary or journal. In this regard, you can share any bit of information about yourself with worrying how others will react. It’s also easy to look back at previous entries and see just how far you’ve come.
There is more to health than just the physical aspect. Creating this website, sharing information with you and expressing myself are as much for mental as it is for physical fitness. Develop your own epic journey whether it’s online or off. You may be surprised by how well it can keep you focused for success.