A lot of us like to keep up with the latest gear, and there is certainly nothing inherently wrong with that; after all, cameras are rather nifty gadgets. But it is important to not confuse enthusiasm for gear with gear being a shortcut to improving as a photographer. This great video essay discusses the topic and offers some good motivation for enjoying what you have.
Coming to you from Craig Roberts with e6 Vlogs, this interesting video essay discusses why it is important to not get caught up in equating better gear with better images. No doubt, there are certainly situations in which better gear can make a difference (or might even be necessary); for example, a wildlife photographer might absolutely need a wide-aperture supertelephoto lens to capture faraway animals in dim light with a fast enough shutter speed to freeze motion. However, we often tend to place too much stock in how much of a difference newer or more expensive gear will make. In reality, the majority of the time, working on technique, learning about a new method, or taking on a new creative project will make a bigger difference. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Roberts.