The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein
Sometimes I get in a rut – creatively, emotionally. And a lot of times that rut intensifies when I get on social media. The comparison game runs rampant. I think “why can’t my pictures look like theirs” or “why am I not creative like them” – all the while I’m sitting on MY BUTT complaining.
So here’s what I’m telling myself and maybe you need to hear it too. If you want different results then you have to do something DIFFERENT. Nothing new will ever come from doing the same thing over and over again. You have to experiment and TRY to find what works for you. And complaining certainly isn’t going to get you there.
This picture is a perfect example. It may in fact be one of my most favorite pictures taken and it all sparked from trying something new. And I am working hard to make myself remember that.
So let’s stop comparing shall we? No need to worry about what everyone else is doing. Let your focus shift back to your goals and away from everyone else’s. And try and try and try again. You’ll have no other choice than to succeed.