23 May 2011

Write It Down

“The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.” 

~ Lee Iacocca 


Model, Tawny Fein © 2011 Terrell Neasley


Model, Tawny Fein © 2011 Terrell Neasley
Here's an idea for you. Its fairly novel, easy, and actually common sense. However, despite the wisdom in it, very few people actually take advantage of the benefits this simple little action can afford to you. Let me tell you how simplistic it is. Despite the fact that I am writing a blog post on the matter, I TOO am guilty of not exploiting this ever so easy concept when possible. What is it, you ask? Well, as you've probably already guess from the title and Iacocca quote:

"WRITE IT DOWN!"

Yeah. Simple, ain't it. You would really be surprised at what you can achieve when you have an idea and write it down. Spell it out on paper, or on your computer as it were. Where ever you do your best thinking, (okay, except for the shower), take a pen and paper with you and challenge yourself to plan out your goals in a way that makes the most sense. After you've built your road map to success, STICK TO IT! Ever decision you make you should be able to stand up to your own personal constitution. In an almost flow chart sort of way, if the decision to do (or not do) something takes you away from you objective, strike it from you to-do list. How many of us really have time to waste with non-productive errands, tasks, or actions that have no bearing on our goals. I know I don't, even though I'm still learning this lesson, myself.

Model, Tawny Fein © 2011 Terrell Neasley

Writing things down has helped me get pointed in the more decisive direction and has made me organize my efforts into deliberate actions with less waste and more efficiency. Who's up for a cup of "decisive directions and deliberate actions"? YOU should be. You should readily wake up every morning and take a smell the aromatic flavor of efficiency and take a sip while its still piping hot. Specifically, putting it on paper expanded my scope and helped me see possibilities that I otherwise didn't account for and resulted in a plan that, with the proper execution, has the possibilities to be both profitable and fulfilling.


Model, Tawny Fein © 2011 Terrell Neasley
I say its simple, but if I said it was easy, let me take that back. Its not easy and it should't be. Any worthwhile endeavor will more likely than not be a challenge, but I dare say its worth it and that's all that matters. Doing whatever it takes should be foremost in our minds as well leave behind those that can't shake off the scales of mediocrity and complacency. Not everyone will climb aboard even though they want to, but there is a big difference between wanting to do better and doing something to make themselves better. As you rise up and climb the achievement ladder, they will remain at the bottom and watch you ascend. Either of a few things will result. Chances are, they will try to throw negative ropes around your ankles to bring you back down to their level. They don't want to be left behind. If you get caught up in that, then you'll provide them company...which misery loves, by the way. If you do not succumb, and continue to climb, you'll leave them behind. You'll likely end up with a new friend circle which is okay. Love the naysayers where they are, but don't sit with them or keep too much company there. You'll give them something to talk about and increase their worth a little when they can say they knew you back when. In a way, you will become their claim to fame.

Model, Tawny Fein © 2011 Terrell Neasley

I know you're loving these pics of Model, Tawny right? Be sure to check out her Model Mayhem profile. Yeah, she's a hottie...granted. The girl's got curves that should come with Warning and Danger signs.That much is obvious. There are a bunch of pretty faces and hot bods out there already. Tawny definitely brings lots of flair and energy to a shoot and sometimes its those intangibles that make all the difference. If you're needing a model in Las Vegas, don't hesitate to give this young lady a look. She's been beneficial for my portfolio already and I know she can bring that added something to your photography projects.

*** BTW, I'll putting together another Ball of Light session this Saturday, the 28th of May and could use a curvaceous nude model or two. Need to be available around 6pm for a few hours to shoot some sunset pics and my ball of light imagery. Get with me for more details.

4 comments:

unbearable lightness said...

What a true and useful post! As a writer by trade, I am all for it. It kind of relates to your previous post with the quote from Richard Pryor - if you can write about a situation, you can deal with it. And writing helps you clarify your thoughts, too!

Photo Anthems.com said...

Several of my previous posts relate together. I don't know why I'm not talking solely about photography like I should be. I try to throw in a little photo verses, but mainly its trying to talk to people not unlike myself. So many are presently in a conundrum and I guess this blog is a conduit to push a word or two their way. I don't have the volume of listeners to make a huge difference, but maybe the right word in the right ear will do some good somewhere. Then again...maybe I'm just talking to myself again.

Lin said...

You're definitely not talking to yourself! I love these posts - self development is a huge passion of mine and I really value your opinion and advice on how to get through tough times. It's as applicable to photography as it is to any other vocation.

Photo Anthems.com said...

Thank you, Lin. That's definitely encouraging coming from you. I remember we used to talk more. Your words definitely carry much weight and value. Thanks.