Groundhog Day and the Definition of Insanity
Every year I focus on it. Trying to get anyone to care. And still no one does. Albert Einstein says the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So what if I stopped? What if I stopped caring whether I received approval. What if it was the art that mattered and the journey to get there. What would happen if I stopped selling my story and just told it. Without expectation. Just for me. For personal growth, to see what happens. What if I put as much energy into growing my art as I did on my marketing plan. On experimenting and moving past my comfort zone. What if my art excited me instead of dragged me down at a desk. What if photography was a source of inspiration in my life instead of the thing that takes me away from my family and my kids. What if it added substance. What if my legitimacy came from within me. A contentment with myself. Knowing I was always moving forward. That I knew I was worthy to take that step. That I answered to only myself and success was measured by whether I had taken that leap or not.
This is a short journal entry to myself after taking the Yan Fam Way workshop last year. A workshop that shook me to my core. It’s a journal entry that I need to constantly revisit. That I don’t want to lose sight of. A reminder to do the work and define my own self as whatever I want. I thought it would be a great reminder this Groundhog’s Day. What in your life do you keep doing the same way expecting a different result? Maybe it’s time for a change.