1. If it keeps running on my mind, It means I have to act on it.
Many people already know the thing or two they are passionate about, but they stay brooding over the idea of putting their hands on it. Some want to write but never found time to pick that pen and create a draft. Others want to travel but didn’t push for that nonnegotiable time off from work. That idea circling in your mind is your self expression finding the way out to free itself. You can take your adequate time but ultimately has to ACT on it. Else, you’re just like that man who wishes to win a lottery but never bought a lottery ticket.
2. Everybody starts from zero.
While beginning could be the most difficult part, it is also the most vital part. No mile has ever been reached without that single step. You might stumble upon a site with 63, 896 subscribers and asked yourself “How the heck did he get such number of followers?!“. Good news, just like you, they started from zero. And while there are so many things to learn, think of that very important step these great people did— they BEGIN.
3. I don’t need to know everything, I will learn as I go.
Don’t wait to perfectly learn everything before you jump right in, that’s a sure path for delay. Sometimes it just turns to be an adorned excuse to begin. Your best knowledge might come from your worst mistake. Accept that you might start lame but thrive to be at your best. If it’s innate, it will be great. Remember that perfection is not your starting point, it is your destination.
You might know people who have reached great height in the same passion as yours. It’s when you wish you can also create those unbelievably stunning photos while you feel tiny with your blurry newbie shots. Don’t let these big time people give you a shrinking feeling. Instead, make them your source of inspiration. Learn from them, they could be your mentor as you start your endeavor.
5. I will not be discouraged just because everybody is already doing it, my expression is unique.
How many photographers are there globally? Countless. How many writers are out there? Check your statistics and you’ll get huge figures related to your passion. But will you be discouraged because everyone is already doing it? NO. Given that everyone is already doing it, it hasn’t been done by YOU. Your expression is unique, you own it and no one will go there to voice it out for you. If you’re one of the stars in a constellation, you don’t stop glaring because other stars are brighter than you. You just shine your own way.
How about you? Ever had a certain mindset that helped you go for your passion? Feel free to share lovelies! 🙂