Everything is just a little step after a little step.
We decided back then that we want to have a break from shooting weddings. Then we accidently met with Indonesia Mengajar. Then we decided to go. We did not plan on having an exhibition with the pictures. Coming back from the trip, we did had a plan to have one, but things never really got into motion. If you must know, we decided to have this Lagu Baru just three months ago. The Lagu Baru movie? I never expected to premiere such an emotional documentary movie.
Having a solo exhibition is every artist’s dream. This is my first. And yes this is a dream come true for me.
But I never had this in my mind. I don’t have a grand master plan on where I will be and what I will be doing in five years. I do have a vision, a strong one, on what I want to do with my life and with this business.
But planning the events that are leading to it? You can never know.
Conditions change, people change, markets change, the rules change. If you spend your time and energy on always planning for the far future, you’re just wasting your time. You’ll be frustrated without really moving anywhere.
My advice to you: Dream high, think short, and act now.
Spend your energy for the things that are in front of you. Intersection after intersection. Choose the uncomfortable ones. Make the hard choices. Go where few people are going.
If you chose something, do it whole-heartedly. Don’t stop too often for thinking about the future. Plan, but don’t over-plan. The right things will either bump you on your path or they will come knock on your door when you are ready.