Action Comes Before Motivation

Would you shoot the same thing every day for a year as a personal project? This video shows how much value there is in routine. This is a story all about how a guy’s life got flipped upside down.

Ever feel like your talents aren’t being noticed or that others are reaching places and projects that you would be incredible at? The answer might be that your mind and talents are being shared and divided among too many interests and hobbies. You can’t build something powerful if you’re scattered all over the place.

This is a hard pill to swallow for many of us. Hobbies like making music, sketching, and graphic design might all have to be pushed aside if your aim is to be a photographer. You can surely practice all and do all of them, but you’ll only be dipping your feet, and you won’t get the sense of what it’s like to actually take the dive and experience your true one calling and commit.

If this video spoke to you in some way, you might be asking yourself what you’d like to shoot for a year. Here are some ideas:

  1. Shoot your city or town life daily. Share your best photo daily.
  2. Shoot your family, brother or sister, every day.
  3. Shoot and produce a video about a certain subject. Upload daily, even if it’s not perfect.

It’s going to test your commitment, your courage, and your determination, especially if you have a day of zero inspiration, and it will give you something to focus on, to work on, and to finish. This video might be for illustrators, but as creative professionals, it’s worth listening to. Will you be doing something fun every day for a year?

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Wouter is a portrait and street photographer based in Paris, France. He's originally from Cape Town, South Africa. He does image retouching for clients in the beauty and fashion industry and enjoys how technology makes new ways of photography possible.

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