We all make goals for our own improvement, development and enrichment. Be it to run a marathon, to learn French, to play the piano, to learn to sketch, or to write a novel we all have something we would like to do to improve ourselves and enrich our lives. We make these goals with the best of intentions, but everyday somehow they never get accomplished from a goal into a reality. And that isn’t to say that these things are not important to you. They just simply don’t get done. Somewhere between essential activities such as showering in the morning and eating dinner in the evening your goal for self-improvement just isn’t met once again.
Just like starting to exercise again after you haven’t for a while or perhaps never. It is highly unlikely that you will jump out of bed one morning full of motivation and start exercising. You might not feel like it, but because you know it is important, you will feel better and healthier in the long term, you get going even though you don’t want to. At first it is a real effort and you might have to fight that little voice in your head that will offer you all kinds of good reasons and temptations not to do it.
I’m not just talking about musicians and writers, I’m talking about artists, athletes, and any other person who needs to find some inspiration for something they want to do.
Make sure that you look to make friends with other photographers. You can do this by joining a photographic club in your area. Here you’ll see the work of others and also be able to submit your own work. We feed off each other’s energy and look at my lives is a natural by product.
Now you might say ‘But I have tried to do things differently may times but I have not succeeded’. There is a really good reason for this and guess what it’s not your fault. It all has to do with your brain. There are three major reasons.
When you have the right combination of the two motivations, you will be able to make your problems very small. In other words, you become bigger than the problem.
This still leaves you with a conundrum: What do I do when I don’t feel like it? First thing’s first. Stop waiting for motivation. Remember that’s as ridiculous as driving the store to your car. Then take an honest look-if motivation ain’t showing up then I guess I better get in the car, or in the very least, put one foot in front of the other.