It started all by perfecting my black and white technique forcing me to think, work and see just in black and white.
Masters like Avedon, Adams, Mann or Sander fascinated me and everything which did not fit in my understanding of a "good" photograph was not interesting or even bad. I was stuck in my own staked mind. Going from digital to 35mm film to medium format all the way up to 4x5" I tried to overcome my lack of creativity by mastering the technology ending up with 10+ cameras and no pictures at all.
About a month ago I was at a low point. My way of making pictures bored me and I had to face a personal crisis about what photography means for me. I came to a point where I understood that as much as I love and embrace the beauty of black and white photography, collecting cameras and knowing every technical aspect I cannot stand this monotony anymore because I feel impaired by it.
Thank You, Eric.
Besides that he inspired me to write this text about it and to be more open with my thoughts and feelings.
P.S.: You should also take a look at this article: How to Become Wealthy by Eric Kim.