One of the most common problems photographers experience, as with writers, is the lack of inspiration. Coupled with this is creativity. These go hand in hand. An inspired photographer is a creative photographer and vice versa. The ability to find a source of inspiration is the gold at the end of the rainbow. If you can find it you’re home and dry. So here are 6 ways to get your daily inspiration.
But too often it isn’t. People get ground down by daily life, by trying and failing. Yet no super-successful person ever got that way without failing regularly along the way. We learn the most from our failures, not our successes. Make no mistake, success isn’t never getting knocked down – it’s getting up just one more time than the world knocks you down. But unless you have a firm grasp of your dream and know the concrete steps it’s going to take to get you there you may not have the motivation to get back up that one final, crucial time.
All motivation comes from the reasons we have for doing something. If you don’t have a reason to do something you won’t do it. This is what creates the 4 different types of motivation.
look at my lives is an amazing thing, it creates a burning desire and energy for what you love doing. It’s the feeling you get when you discover something related to a hobby or dream of yours, and you’re infused with energy and passion.
Maybe fishing is not your thing. You are a shopper. Friday comes along and you know on Saturday you are going to the mall to shop for a new pair of shoes. Excitement about Saturdays shopping adventures fills your heart with feeling so satisfaction and joy. You are motivated. You are ready to accomplish this goal. You are up early on Saturday morning waiting anxiously for the mall to open. Motivation is no problem. You have something you want to do and getting the energy to go shopping is no problem.
The spark that triggers motivation is hope, and it’s the flame that keeps it going. Hope is desire. It’s the expectation of realizing your dream, and it’s important that you keep it alive.
Don’t give up. That’s when the game is really lost. Your mission matters, even if it’s just to make a buck. America was founded not by Congressmen who declared independence from Britain, but really, by pilgrims who came here for religious and economic freedom. America is based on faith in God, hard work, personal responsibility, and the freedom to dream it and do it. And that’s why your mission matters. That’s why it’s worth getting up every morning and working late every day. Tough times come and go; but inspiration is always there, if you open yourself to it and expect it to grow within you.