Conformity Kills Creativity

conformity kills creativity

I have always had a passion for photography but until three years ago I did not have the courage to really pursue it. Everyone kept telling me why I should not do it and I listened to them. But my heart kept telling me different.

Then I met my wedding photographer and felt for the first time in my life that I had the strength to do it. I gathered courage and booked myself on a first photography tuition, followed by many more. I started to do what I love to do on my own, stopped paying attention to everyone that kept telling to be sensible. I started to create, push boundaries, grow. It’s brought me so much happiness and fulfillment I stopped conforming to mainstream expectations and realized how precious it is to follow your own path and be unique. It’s been a hard journey as well and I have doubted myself a lot along the way and I still do, but I understand that the only way to be an inspiration to others is to do things differently.

If you have a passion and it’s hidden in the back of your mind and you feel you cannot do it as you have to be sensible, forget conformity for once and start doing what you love to do. If you are passionate enough, nothing will stop you.

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Model: Claire Bear Mciver

 

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27 Responses

  1. Nikola
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    Great job, read it with pleasure!

  2. Vivi M
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    More power to you and I hope you only continue to rise 🙂
    I know what it means to leave everything in order to follow a dream. That’s how I started studying Vet medicine at 28.

    • lindabettsphotography
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      It is all about determination and hard work. Good luck!

  3. alex
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    absolutely right!

    Best,
    Alex from Munich

  4. Ana
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    I completely agree with you. Last year when I had decided to quit my white collar job and travel the world, many of my friends demotivated me but I didn’t listen to anyone. You have only one life. Life it fully and therefore I live my passion each day! 🙂

    • lindabettsphotography
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      I admire you for doing that. I would love to do that.

  5. Hannah
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    Thank you for sharing! I think it is so wonderful that you are following your dreams! 🙂

    XO,

    Hannah from HMS Jewels
    http://www.hmsjewels.com

  6. Sheri
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    You are right. Many people do not live their dreams because they do not have the courage to try. We need to keep inspiring and motivating ourselves. Thanks for sharing.

    • lindabettsphotography
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      I hope I can inspire someone to follow their dreams. 🙂

  7. Kerr
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    Totally agreeing with you 100%
    Life to short to comforme, you gotta be happy with youre live and pursuing your passion is the way.

    • lindabettsphotography
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      Life is too short to waste it away. 🙂

  8. George
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    The world needs more positivity and bravery like this! Its hard to take that first step, but you have got to do it! 🙂 best of luck!

    • lindabettsphotography
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      Thanks, feel so happy I have started few years ago

  9. Daisy Kosmider
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    Spot on! There is a lot of creativity locked in just waiting for everyone to shine 🙂

    • lindabettsphotography
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      Exactly, there is no time for doubting yourself. The best path is to be unique and do your own thing.

  10. Gala
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    Thank you Linda for this encouraging post! Always follow your heart and do what feels good for you!! Because you only live once…

    • lindabettsphotography
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      I totally agree

  11. Katie
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    You said it! I felt much better about my photography when I stopped paying so close attention to everybody else.

    • lindabettsphotography
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      Yeah, you can only grow when you do your own thing

  12. Betty
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    Great fashion photography/portraiture photos. Lovely work.

    • lindabettsphotography
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      Thanks so much

  13. I agree, thanks for the reminder! Love the ring flash 🙂

    • lindabettsphotography
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      Experimented a bit. 🙂

  14. bonny
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    Great post!! That’s something I would say, too. Need to share it on my th page. Vanja xoxo

    • lindabettsphotography
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      Thanks for support. 🙂

  15. Laura
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    I love this post! Can relate so much. So glad you followed your dreams and did what you always wanted to do! xx

    • lindabettsphotography
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      It’s taken a lot of courage but it is worth it! 🙂

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