Once I saw that improvement and overall positive change in my photography I felt committed to photography in a full encompassing way. I realized that Photography has always been a part of my life, ever since my grandfather critiqued my photographs at age 13. I needed to put Photography shot-gun in the ride of my life instead of letting it be the backseat hobby it had been up that point.
Looking back on the past few years of my photography it feels like it was a neglected relationship that developed an aspect of passive aggression. I had that negativity because my photography didn't improve at the rate I thought it should but at the same time I wasn't committing to improving my photography in the right way that would get the results I wanted. Jay Shetty, who talks about goal setting in a practical manner, said it best when he pointed to three aspects that needed to be included in any goal setting and especially when striving for something that is already hard to accomplish. Those three points, Positive, Practice, and Patience, are necessary in goal setting or just any challenge in life. If you include those three then the world becomes open to your ideas and will help you get those goals. Though it only takes leaving one of those three (Positive, Practice, Patience) out of your approach to run into insurmountable hurdles and friction towards accomplishing your passion. I had not practiced in a fruitful manner and I didn't have enough patience to improve. Now encompassing those three themes have led me down a path where I can notice my improvement and then take that step back to notice what the next point is focus on another