Thoughts & Images by Scott Robert Lim
“To grab something greater we have to let go of something familiar and significant”
Why do we have to let go of something to grab something greater? Time!!! As we get older, we only have time to do two things at a world class level. #1 is usually our family/relationships. This constantly has to be cultivated and developed… with great effort or else it will fall apart. The more kids we have, the more time invested- at least until their 18. #2 is what we choose to be great at in life. This usually is our career. If we choose a third thing, there is usually no significant time to develop it and bring this skill to a world class level (10,000 hour rule).
I recently had to make a very hard decision in my life. This year I decided to forgo half of my income and semi retire from wedding photography. I realized that my heart was investing into people and helping them reach their full potential and that I could not do three full time- family, weddings and educator, so I had to give up one. Although it was a big risk because I am the sole provider for my family, I knew it was the right one. I have been down this path before. Since then, I have not looked back and I KNOW I made the right decision. There are some amazing opportunities coming my way because now I have the time to commit to them. Finances are still a concern (when is it not?) but I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 25 years of my life and I’ve never missed a meal nor neither has my family so I have faith things will work out.
You never know what your life may be if you don’t sacrifice something to achieve something greater, more fulfilling and more significant in your life.