This month has seen some high, highs and some low, lows.
To name a few things I’m juggling: I have been developing new areas of the business, learning to write so I may share weekly blogs, working through a 3 page to do list, being mentored, researching, training and asking for opinions and cc (constructive criticism) from people close to me and seeking advice from my photography peers.
So that brings me to today, Today I realized I have taken onboard all of these influences/opinions and ideas and in doing so I have listened primarily to the negative comments (the things people believe I am not doing right or the things people believe I should change) and in doing so I have missed the positive praise and recognition for the progress I’m actually making on my journey.
Do you lose yourself due to the amount of information and opinions you get? Do you feel that you want to succeed so badly that you think everyone is right yet no one is?
This week I am guilty of letting myself get lost in everyone else’s opinion. At the time of writing this blog I feel I have forgotten who I am, what I like and I’ve lost sight of the big picture – what I want. If I try and take onboard everything everyone is telling me I will soon be spinning around in circles.
So what do you do when this happens? Social media is a great tool but can also be very damaging to our self esteem. Too much information does not mean it is the right information. So stop and look inside yourself, regroup and find the most important thing, YOUR opinion, the reason you set off on this journey in the first place. YOURSELF.
Now is the time I put down the to-do list down, grab the camera and go and take photos just for me. Reignite what lies inside, find that peaceful place then take a breath and start again.
Maybe for you it may not be a camera but a walk on the beach, perhaps a stroll in a park. If you feel like you’ve lost yourself, go and take some time for you, find your happy and peaceful place and re-centre.
Until next Friday,