When I started running, I thought it was about keeping a fast pace for as long as I could. Push myself to the limit, rest a few days, and repeat.
I didn't realize that more frequent but less intense exercise leads to better results. Doing it again tomorrow instead of taking the day off makes you stronger.
We usually underestimate the power of adding up.
That's why snacking -and not big meals- makes us gain fat. That's why one cigarette won't kill you, but smoking everyday will. That's why one avocado toast a day will cost you thousands of dollars over time.
I believe the same applies to photography.
Instead of (better yet, in addition to) pursuing a few incredible images a few times a year in a faraway land, why not try to create something every day wherever we are.
At first, it might look like we haven't done much. It's only over time that our efforts will start to add up, and we'll start to build something bigger than we ever thought.