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Unresolved resolutions/goals

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.

  1. I will begin by completing some classes that I previously started
  2. Contacting local photographers to see about apprenticeships they may offer
  3. Actively setting goals of taking pictures each and every weekend
  4. Sell some photos online
  5. Solicit critique on work so that I can truly improve and get one step closer to my goal
  6. Stop finding something negative in each picture
  7. 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.

 

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This week’s DPChallenge is to make a New Year’s Resolution that we will actually work on completing, “…blog some resolutions that matter….”

I usually make the same common resolutions that others make like to stop smoking, lose 20 pounds, take a trip etc., and of course, I failed at them miserable each year and every year.

This DPChallenge makes me think on some of the things that I have started in the past and because of self-doubt I did not complete or more to the point just stopped trying.  Thinking about this makes me feel a little melancholy.  There was no reason for me to stop other than my self-doubt.  In an earlier post (My Deepest Fear) I touched on this a bit about how I am my worst enemy.

This DPChallenge is making me take another close look in the mirror and do some real self-assessments and see where in my life I need to make some real changes.

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.

  1. I will begin by completing some classes that I previously started
  2. Contacting local photographers to see about apprenticeships they may offer
  3. Actively setting goals of taking pictures each and every weekend
  4. Sell some photos online
  5. Solicit critique on work so that I can truly improve and get one step closer to my goal
  6. Stop finding something negative in each picture
  7. 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.

One of the things that I did some time ago was to make a book, Reflections for my Soul.  I started this in 2010 and finally published it in 2011.  It is a print on demand book from BLURB.  This is one of the things that I started but did not finish.  Once I saw the finished product I should have researched traditional printing companies and see what happens.  I should have taken a chance.  Enough looking back.  I am moving forward…..

I previously posted the pictures below and now I am asking for some constructive critique.  Please tell me what you like or do not like and what you think I could have done to make it better.

Daisy

Purple Tulips

Check out the challenge yourself and see what you can do that resolutions you can make that would matter most in your life and the lives of your family.

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