Freeman Patterson says shoot a roll of film before you get out of bed in the morning. Shoot everything you can and learn how to "see".
Look at common objects in a different manner.
Battling gurus mean nothing.
Shoot what you want, when you want. Make your own decisions.
Being a photographer is an evolution. What you do today you may or may not have 5 years ago.
Different camera formats equal different shooting styles. You don't shoot an 8x10 the way you shoot 35mm.