“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”―Maya Angelou
Capturing that magical wildlife photo takes decent equipment, an extreme amount of patience and a little bit of luck. Beyond composition and color, the best wildlife photographs give you a reason to pause.
When I was young, there was said to be an ancient Chinese curse that went, "May you live in interesting times." Leading a busy life, I didn't look deeply into what this meant, or even if it was true. What's wrong with interesting times?
Do you have an inner critic that taunts you every time you trip up? You know, that taunting voice that erupts the second you make a mistake? You don’t know when it started, but for as long as you can remember it’s been with you, waiting for the slightest opportunity to launch its next attack.
Procrastinators waste too much time, but to get over this bad tendency, you need to know why you procrastinate. Dr. Joseph Ferrari of DePaul University has categorised a few basic types of time-wasters, and has solutions for them too.