Persistence

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:There are 170, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 ways to play the ten opening moves of chess. Maybe there are as many creative ways and more to capture the first ten images with a camera.

There are 170, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 ways to play the ten opening moves of chess. Maybe there are as many creative ways and more to capture the first ten images with a camera. Where to begin? Creativity is best experienced in neutral. Go with the flow. Listen to our inner voice. Awareness. A sound way to lose creativity, I have observed, is to desire it at the expense of everything else.

My profession challenges me to be prepared and able to work hard to achieve a goal when I believe the goal is true for me. Barriers need to be constantly broken down to connect with the right people to earn and obtain their understanding and consent of the need for what I do. I facilitate and gain entré for my students to enable them to pursue their personal projects. They listen, heed the counsel, and achieve measurable results.

My parents raised me to listen to my feelings and emotions, to be honest to myself. My mentor Saul Horwitz taught me business ethics and to be honest and fair. They all thought me persistence. nothing can replace persistence. Mix together education, talent, and smarts. They are nothing without persistence and determination.

A former photo workshop participant who taught at a local college took me aside one night and shared, “You teach us more than f-stops and shutter speeds. You teach us something of greater value. Persistence and determination.”

The secret ingredients are balance and trust. Our inner voice will guide when we are ready. Listen…

Image: Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia
Copyright, Robert Floyd, 2015
P.S. Our Nova Scotia workshop adventure was packed with experiences, once-in-a-lifetime subjects, good eats, and fun. One day we were determined to explore Blue Rocks. Our persistence rewarded us all.

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