Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,
and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.
As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Every morning at 7:30 am EST I tweet a quote that's relevant to business, life, creativity, marketing, etc. I was once told it's a great way to build Twitter followers, but after all these years the truth is, it's a great way to start my day. Reading relevant quotes first thing in the morning has become as important to my brain and heart as breakfast is to the rest of me. I just need something to feed my soul every morning and get me going.
I caught the quote above this morning, and it hit home. There are too many of you out there who have "settled." I'm not suggesting you're going down the wrong career path, only that you're spending too much time dealing with something that keeps you off-balance. You need to do a little fine-tuning.
Here's a better analogy. Everybody has worn a pair of new shoes that needed to be broken in. They hurt your feet, but after a few times wearing them, they got comfortable. Well, guess what - that's not what happens with your career choice. If something hurts, doesn't feel right or is creating more stress than positive vibes then you need to adjust.
Don't settle! Don't just accept that if you find a compromise position, you'll eventually get used to it and continue to grow. In fact, it's the complete opposite...it'll stunt your growth as an artist and business owner.
And, one more quote I tweeted this morning that fits so well right here:
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
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3/21/2018 08:16:14 am
Great post Skip. You need to become obsessed with what you do. My 15 years as a professional photographer has taught me that you never stop growing. Its so important to be learning new things to keep you excited. Opportunities start opening up to you as you learn new things.
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