I realized today that most of my work has come from a need to help other people. Whether it was in photography or other kinds of work, it always came from a desire to help that person with their vision. Inherently, work is usually for others if you have a job. What I am talking about is the work that you wish you could do, your passion.
When you give up the search to find the perfect project to outline who you are as a person and instead, give that energy to other peoples projects, you find a way to make it your own, through them.
I can’t count the number of hours I have spent searching and brainstorming ideas that I want to come to light that never do. When I put the energy into looking for work and even letting people contact me with their ideas, it usually works out better than I had hoped for.
So next time you’re looking for that perfect idea, maybe try to guide your energy towards someone else. Who knows, maybe that is what you were looking for in the first place.