While checking out pictures on Instagram I came across this quote on simplescenesimagery page:
Focus on what’s important
Capture the good times
Develop from the negatives
And if things don’t work out
Take another shot!
I thought this was a perfect way to see things. Sometimes when we break things down they make more seems.
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Lately I have been reflecting on what I accomplished in the past year. In retrospect it feels like I have not moved an inch in either direction, no worse and no better. I took a look at the last post I made on 12/31/12 which was a DP Challenge on what we wanted to achieve in the coming year. This post is already an indication that I have slipped since nearly 12 months have past and I have not made a single blog.
Reading my last post made me realize that I have continued to repeat old habits. All of the goals that are posted, were very attainable. But again I became my worst enemy and did not follow thru.
“……The first change that I am making today is that I will not be my worst enemy any longer.
The second change that I will be making is to set real goals to become a professional landscape/nature photographer.
- I will begin by completing some classes that I previously started
- Contacting local photographers to see about apprenticeships they may offer
- Actively setting goals of taking pictures each and every weekend
- Sell some photos online
- Solicit critique on work so that I can truly improve and get one step closer to my goal
- Stop finding something negative in each picture
- Accept a compliment
The third change is to learn to forgive. I believe some of the fears that I have are because I am holding past issues. It is my belief that once I forgive those who I feel wronged me in some way, most of my self-doubt and inability to move forward in/with life will be gone. I have been stagnant for quite a few years it is well past the time for me to blossom again……..”
I will be 48 years old in 17 days and it is time to make life altering changes. I have begun to take charge of what I do. For the coming year I am not going to make any grand resolutions or list many things to change. My main goal and focus will be to move forward without becoming stagnant and comfortable where I am. Yes there is a final reward in mind and I will set mini goals or make a game plan to measure my growth and ultimately be where I want to be.