> “There is a wonderful, almost mystical, law of nature that says three of the things we want most — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained when we give them to others. Give it away to get it back.” — Basketball Coach John Wooden in Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations
Personal blogs are fertile ground for posts about what a person is going to do. This bores the reader and provides the blogger with the self licensing [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-licensing] to not do what they said they were going to do. If you announce it before you
Few people are really “following” your work. Even fewer care. What are you doing with that freedom?
> “Believe nothing,No matter where you read it,Or who said it,Even if I have said it,Unless it agrees with your own reason,And your own common sense.” — Buddha
> “One could hear, inwardly in them, the gathering of breath for a collective sigh of relief. At last, to be set free, to lay down one’s burden, to be a child again - not in renewed innocence, but in restored dependence, in admitted, undisguised dependence. To be told, again,
Independent thought is the most scarce resource in photography today. Not talent. Not money. Not technical ability. Blogs, books, magazines and even workshops parrot each other - and always have. Which photographers have remained interesting throughout? The ones who were doing what the others hadn’t considered. It’s, by
> “The world is full of people who are waiting for someone to come along and motivate them to be the kind of people they wish they could be. These people are waiting for a bus on a street where no buses pass.” — Brian Tracy
Whenever possible, work alone to boost your creativity. What artists have long suspected has born out to be true, according to Susan Cain in her new book, Quiet [http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352145]. Years of experiments have shown collaboration tends to create fewer and lower quality ideas, compared
> “Artists work best alone.” — Woz
Most people will tell you the thing they want most is more free time. But they never keep it free once they get it. Work to live [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZv3HZvoFTg].