Location location location.
You and I have both been told that where you are geographically determines your greatness. The places you go make you better at what you do or that prime location is going to make your business successful. I’m here to tell you that where you are should not determine what you decide to do. It should not. It can, but don’t just let it be that way.
Does a great location make your life easier? You bet. Can it make it more complicated. Absolutely. What a location does not control is how you react. That is entirely up to you. The more options you have, the less you focus on the solution we need. Options are not always to your advantage.
Focus and solutions arrive when you are forced into a situation with less options. Each environments pushes you to create new ideas with the knowledge and the tools you have. When you have too much to choose from regret tends to take over because you wonder if the other route would have been better.
Success under limitations are what truly determine your abilities. How well can you react with what you have?
As a photographer and video producer and have had to battle against time, light, sound, weather, environments, people, emotions, software, gear, and the list goes on. When you are in the process of creating something you always have limits. This is even true with writing. Just because your life isn’t as exciting as someone else’s in a big city doesn’t mean you don’t have a great story to tell.
The question is, will you let the limits hold you back or let them push you to grow?
The image in this post was taken with my iPhone on the roof of the Austin Straubel International Airport while I was doing a photography shoot for them. Planes don’t turn left when you want them to and they tend change their schedule. You have to learn to adapt and react.