05 Jul

I would like to share this experience of mine with those in a similar situation. Recently I was in a crowdfunding project trying to get funds to put my musical on stage. There was a period of 40 days for me to meet my target and if at the end of the period I couldn’t reach the target all funds donated would be returned to donors. During those 40 days, I suffered from anxiety as frequently as every 10 to 15 minutes, checking on how many donations I got. Even though I have a lot of strategies to help myself out of the stress, out of the anxiety successfully each time, every 10 to 15 minutes is just too often. My blood pressure has risen from roughly 150 to roughly 160 because of anxiety. I knew I had to do something about it. I had to let go. Forget about crowdfunding. The moment I’ve made that decision almost all the stress, all the anxiety l was experiencing left me. I begin to find other ways to realise my dream. My message is when it is necessary, we need to let go. I don’t mean to forget about our dream project, just find other ways. Very likely, we will find other doors. Now another door is there for me to open and I am glad I did not allow the crowdfunding to put me in shambles. I always tell myself that when it is a fact, accept it and when it is a problem, solve it.

我想和與我處境相近的人士分享一下我的經驗。最近我參與了一項大眾籌款的項目來籌備經費去為我編寫的音樂劇能夠登台演出。這個項目的期限是四十天,如果到時未能達標所有捐款都會全部歸還給捐助的人士。在這段期間,我非常緊張和焦慮,差不多每十分、十五分鐘就會感覺到無比的壓力,不停地關注著捐款的進展。雖然我已經一早養成了很有效的解壓解愁策略,但是這些那麼頻密的打擊和考驗,真正令我吃不消;我的血壓由一百五十度上升到一百六十度以上。我很清楚我一定要改善這情況,我一定要放手!忘記這籌款。當我下定決心去這樣做的那一刻,所有焦慮和壓力都立即消失了。我開始去找尋其他的方法來實現我的夢想。我想在這裏傳遞的信息,就是〝當須要的時候,我們一定要識得放手〞。我並不是說要放棄夢想,而是要另辟途徑,不要去鑽牛角尖!條條大路是會通向羅馬,假如此路不通,一定還有別的門路可以到達目的。我很高興我沒有被這一次的籌款失敗打擊到零零落落、體無完膚。我經常對自己提醒說:既成事實就要接受,但是如果祗是遇到難題,就一定要去解決。

20Feb
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