Don’t put off for tomorrow that which you’ll wish you’d done today. What’s present is past, and what’s to come is in the vast probabilities.
Maybe it’s ‘hard work’ and it leaves you feeling spent, emotionally wrecked and often questioning yourself… but are you engaged, excited, involved, pursuing, growing, testing or pushing your limits?
Since about 2007, I have snapped about 1000-5000 photos per year. When I was working on photo or video projects, that number would probably multiply by 10. In contrast, for this past year, I’ve only had my phone for photography, so I am much more selective.
If you’re truly interested in it — an art form or skill, another language, a stronger, healthy body or mind, a trade, fixing an engine, travel, coding, reading more books, sailing, film stunts, special FX makeup, building CG worlds, scoring a film like John Williams, writing a script or novel — make it a part of your life, or it’ll remain apart from it.
What is it that won’t let you sleep at night? What is it that gnaws at the back of your mind? What is it that angers, frustrates or disheartens you?
none of that is the issue. that’s all noise, programs, the ideas of other people, the seeds of cultural norms and expectations… but none of it is your own voice.