I seem to be on a run of photography-based posts so, what the heck, here's another one...
When I take pictures, I generally take a lot of pictures. The pictures I deem worth sharing with the general public are a tiny fraction of the total amount I take (I'm guessing 1 in 40 or 50).
So what people see when they look at my pictures isn't really representative of my photography as a whole - it's just the cream of the crop.
If I were to look at the sum total of my photography, I would probably decide that I wasn't very good. But because I'm not tied to every shot being amazing, I have the room to explore. And it's that exploration that opens up the door to shots I love. Not only do I have more opportunities to get it right, but I get to learn from what I did wrong.
You can probably see what's coming here...it's exactly the same with our lives. If you want to create an amazing life, one that really lights you up and makes you feel alive, you have to open yourself up to exploration. You have to open yourself up to taking action as a mode of discovery, rather than white-knuckling perfection in every step you take.
How many pictures would you be willing to take to create a life you love?
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM