There’s a mentality in our culture that being a good neighbor means you don’t bother anyone who lives close to you. That’s passive neighboring, not good neighboring. Being a good neighbor means you think ahead, initiate, and deepen relationships with those around you. It means you’re often the first one to knock on the front door. It means you’re proactive.
- Rather than contemplating on what new camera to buy or lens, just go out and shoot with what you already got. I’ve found the best cure to GAS is to just go out and shoot, as once you fall into the “flow” of shooting, you totally disregard what camera you’re shooting with.
- Rather than wasting energy and time on camera review sites and rumor sites, instead look at great photography (Magnumphotos.com)
- Rather than checking the likes/favorites/comments on your photos, print out your photos, figure out how to edit and sequence them, and possibly exhibit, publish, or print them as a book. Or figure out who you can donate or give a print to.
- Rather than wondering what trip you can go to (in a foreign county) for street photography, figure out if there are some other areas close to where you life that you haven’t shot yet.
I was greeted by this on my Verizon account page today. My first thought of course, "Don’t you have a test case for this?" And no space between the period and the "Y"? Automated tests and proofread!
Do less, do what you do better, don’t get distracted along the way
As we prepare to sell our house and I just finished our fifth trip to Goodwill the past week, I like to use these questions for the determining what to save. The first two are from Joshua Becker. The last two add some additional motivation for me to get rid of the item.
- Do I need this?
- Why do I have it?
- Is it easily replaced?
- What would I use if I didn’t have it?
Find it here: http://findbenhere.com/wordle.html
As we contemplate the next phase of our lives, we have decided to sell our house and move into our RV for a year. Today we decided on our approximately route. If we don’t want to travel more than 300 in a day, we need only move once every couple weeks to complete the circuit in a year. #feelingexcited
Seth Godin in the dip:
The next time you catch yourself being average when you feel like quitting, realize that you have only two good choices: Quit or be exceptional. Average is for losers.
Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from. (Seth Goden)
As I contemplate the next phase of my life, this is exactly how I am trying to set up. Whether I pursue photography full-time, program Ruby, teach computer science or greet people at the Anchorage Walmart, I will find more happiness in my every day.