Hi, my name is Isko Salminen.
I'm an adventure seeker and I love exploring nature with my camera and Australian Shepherd called Fire

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15 life lessons I've learned in 2015

As we’re wrapping up this year, here’s one last post. These are the fifteen life lessons I learned in 2015:

  1. Never compare yourself to others, there are always people who are better or worse off than you.
  2. You’re never too old to start something new. Thinking “this will take me, at least, a year to learn” might sound intimidating now, but if you wait, you’re going to look back in a year and think “man I wish I had started this a year ago”.
  3. Never say anything when angry. Words said in anger can only be forgiven, not forgotten.
  4. There’s a great quote by Jon Acuff: “Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle”. It's very tempting to compare the start of your new adventure to the middle of someone else’s. And it’s demoralising. Just remember that this is your beginning and you’re going to suck at it for a while. Just give it time.
  5. If you have any doubt about committing, something's missing. When you know, you know, and there will be no doubt.
  6. The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. You’re giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.
  7. If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.
  8. Never ever say anything bad about your Ex. Nothing good comes out of it. If you have something to say, write it down on a letter and address it to yourself in the future. All those things are going to seem petty and meaningless later on.
  9. It’s better to spend more time listening than talking.
  10. If you think highly of a person, tell it to them immediately. Don’t wait until their funeral because by then they won’t be around to hear it.
  11. Never try to win a fight or an argument with your loved one. While you might win the fight, you’ll end up losing something way more valuable. 
  12. Sometimes good things do happen after 2 am.  
  13. Always choose personality over looks, style, and hype.
  14. Confidence is a funny thing. Too little confidence and you’re unable to act; too much confidence, and you’re unable to hear. Finding the right balance is the key.
  15. It’s much better to be interested than to be interesting.

That’s it, let’s hope 2016 is a more eventful year. Happy New Years everybody!

Getting work done

It’s amazing how much you can get done in a day if you just sit and you do it.

Some days you'll just sit down and BANG! – stuff gets done.

The Collector

I love this part:

If I should die it doesn't matter, I did something that I love.

That's a good life lesson!

Jack Paar on Life

Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race, with me as the chief obstacle.
Jack Paar

Life is like IKEA furniture

Life is like IKEA furniture. Sometimes you have to take it apart so you can put it back together the right way.
— Chris Blake

I love this quote. And it's somewhat fitting as yesterday we spend seven hours building IKEA shelves in our walk-in closet.

Jessica Hische on the transition from procrastination to passion

The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.
Jessica Hische for Humble Pied

One of the best advices I’ve heard in a long time. Also, check out her work at jessicahische.is.