1. Cut out the noise!
A good photo does not include background details that require cropping out. The photographer captures only what is necessary.
At Photography school, I’m learning that it’s better to take 20 usable photos than 100 meaningless ones – a great photo begins by restricting only what you require, to the frame.
So is life: you only say what’s necessary as clearly and precisely as you can.
2. Contain it, and breathe . . .
Work unfortunately expands to fill all available time. When we’re not careful how much it spills over to affect other spheres of our lives, we will come tumbling down.
3. The ‘big break’
Often we are waiting for the ‘big break’ – a point in life when we will have adequate time or money to do what we’ve always wanted.
Yet a full life is waiting in the tiny spaces of time we have every day, the little monies we have that can be invested and accumulate over time. This is the difference between two people with similar goals, with similar time allotments – we all have 24 hours each day, we’ll never have more than this.
During one of the busiest times in my life recently, I managed to complete 2 books in 2 days. It’s probably because I set my mind to use the little breaks in my day, and when night came, I stayed on to read one more chapter, and then another]. Sometimes passion sees no difference between day and night. It’s in how we spot those little gaps, and take them!
4. The 24584#$$#$$%$ keys to be happy!
How often do we wait for a circumstance outside of us to change so we can be happy? Or someone else. We have all we need within us to be happy.
Take responsibility of that, no blaming.