What is your vision?

Vision concept with hand pressing a button on blurred abstract background

Vision concept with hand pressing a button on blurred abstract background

What is your vision?

The first week of every New Year has always been my visionary week. It always feels so fresh, so full of possibilities, ideas and opportunities.

 I consider what skills I want to build on, what I want to accomplish this year. What challenges do I want to climb over.

 I often have taken advantage, sometimes very impulsively, of product sales of the season. Following links to some really cool hardware and software. I need to start working with those right away or I find the time slides away until they become wasted purchases.

 This is also a good time to take stock of your skill level and gear. Did you become what you wanted to be last year? Are you fully exploiting the gear you own?

 Ask yourself lots of questions. What images could you use to freshen up your portfolio? Where is your weakest skill? What is your strongest skill; how can you ramp it up? What do you want to refine? Is there a person, place or concept you want to get into your portfolio?

 Write them down, add some dates; create a timeline. Be bold about it.

 Visions are inspiring things; they should actually be a bit scary. Let your mind wander through what-ifs. Envision yourself doing what ever it is as if it has happened. Make it real in your mind.

 I know, this is getting more motivational than photographic but we need this as artists. We need to direct our creative spirit. We need to design a roadmap to find our inspirations.

 But we first need a place to go to for the roadmap to work. That is what your vision becomes, the dynamic you are moving towards. With a vision you don’t get lost on sidetracks, you don’t meander as much.

 Visions are powerful stuff. You need to constantly be reminded of it throughout the year. Put the written words in a visible place, so your mind touches them every day. Each day do some small thing that takes you closer to it.

 So what is your vision for this year?

Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action, concept, tags on the table.

Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action, concept, tags on the table.

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