A bunch of scientists tried an experiment.
They took a large aquarium and divided it in half with a sheet of glass.
Then they filled both sides of the aquarium with fish.
The fish on both sides bumped into the sheet of glass.
They learned over time that the sheet was an impassable barrier and they stayed away.
Then the scientists removed the sheet of glass.
And the fish could swim anywhere they wanted to.
But swim anywhere they didn’t.
They had been programmed.
As it is with fish, it’s the same with us.
Too often we are one of three things….
1-Where we’re at now
2-Where we want to be
3-The glass wall
What pisses most of us off, and me too, is that the wall is translucent: we can see through to the other side, imagining how much better our lives could be, if only we were strong enough, smart enough, bold enough.
And so we live out our days swimming slow circles, resigned.
You swear the wall is a foot thick and bulletproof, but in truth it’s wafer thin.
All you need to do is turn your head and move forward, swimming slowly towards what you desire.
The wall dissolves as soon as you put your nose in.
Because the wall is an illusion. And we bought into it, ahem, hook, line and sinker.
It’s a mind thing.
Do you want to do great things?
Then you have to think, dream and act on great things. And decide, for yourself, today, not tomorrow, that the time is now.
Not tomorrow. Today. Tomorrow is an illusion. Today is where the magic happens.
Your body, health, your photography, your business, your studio..whatever…all of it can be opened up at any given minute. Just swim into the wall.
Everything is always hanging in the balance.
You are always just one choice away. But choose you must.
Or, swim in circles.
It’s up to you.
Yours in photography and success,
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable
and successful photographers.”