So, let's break the trend...it's not a problem to slow down now and then and be a little more cautious and decisive. It's just bad when you stop believing in your dreams. I've heard a lot of suggestions over the years about goal setting and it's a Saturday morning and perfect to think about over the weekend. Here are just a few:
- Write down your goals, individually on separate pieces of paper and put them on the wall, a bulletin board, some place you can be reminded of the track you're on. Put them in your screen saver so you see them all the time.
- If a particular goal is something material, get a picture and frame it on your desk - another great screen saver.
- Share your goals with your network, but only the most inner circle, the people you're closest to.
- Read inspirational material, written by people you respect and trust.
- Step outside of photography and watch videos that are inspirational from artists in other specialties.
- Get involved in your photographic community and attend the monthly meetings of other professionals. Virtually every community has a group of artists meeting on a regular basis.
- Get involved in the business community and join networking groups of small business owners like yourself.
- Go to every convention you can be at - being with other photographers at an exciting convention will reinforce so many of your choices.
- Listen to podcasts with artists you respect and admire. Follow them on YouTube, their blogs and throughout social media.
Remember that being on the right "track" doesn't mean you can't change tracks and move in another direction altogether. The issue that Will Rogers shared with us, so many years ago, is to make sure you don't just sit there, indecisive, doing nothing. That's when you get hit run over!