I’ve been working on creating short videos for St Pauls Publication, and my usual process of coming up with ideas for motivational videos is by scrounging the internet to the likes of Pinterest, Facebook or Youtube. Today whilst going through feeds, archives, websites and not what, my mind was at a stand still, no burst of inspiration, no brilliant insight, absolutely nothing.
I started browsing YouTube and put in the keywords ‘Motivation‘ in hopes that I could come up with something remotely inspirational for me to work with, and that’s when I came across one particular video where the speaker talks about how you can either struggle now or struggle later and the choice is purely up to you.
I’ll admit that the reason why I am writing this post right now is so that I can come up with a constructive story for my Inspirational video. I’ve started to realize that writing helps me unlock the creative side of me. Every word that I type write now is not planned and it’s just me jotting down my thoughts in real time. I will publish these thoughts for you to read but that’s just to prove a point that creativity can sometimes come from the most simplest of practices.So here is my basic layout of how the story goes, do note that once the video is created I will embed it in this blog post so that you can see how ideas can form words and words can inspire action and action in turn might get things done.
The layout will be simple – A teenager who has a good voice and is passionate about singing goes around the area signing for small events to earn some cash. He charges Rs.100 for every event he takes part in.
The boy has a beautiful voice and in no standard does his performance deserve a petty amount of Rs. 100. When he just finishes a couple of shows, he tries demanding for Rs.1000 for an event but soon realized that no one was willing to pay him that much.
He said to himself, “Why is no one ready to pay me my worth? I use to sing for free and I have sung for over 10 events now and received a wonderful response, surely I deserve more than this ?”
He had almost decided to quit singing but thought about speaking to his father first. His father looks at him intently and says, “Son, you have only two options in life. You can either struggle now or struggle later, the choice is yours. Work hard now, and build a name for yourself so that you can enjoy the benefits of your hard work comfortably or you may relax now and struggle later, when your time has gone and your energy has left you. The choice will always be yours, so make the best of it”
These wise words of the father inspired the son to focus on working hard and building a reputation for himself rather than how much money he should charge. The name of that son is Sonu Nigam, one of India’s leading playback singers and composers who has won more than 25 awards for his work. So struggle now and reap the benefits, your time is precious so make the best of it.
*I completed the Video and as promised, I have embedded it here. Please let me know if you liked it.
(Do note that the story is made up by me except for the part where Sonu Nigam use to charge Rs.100 for his shows and Sonu Nigam’s father informing him that you can either struggle now or struggle later, I just used those two lines to build the story)