What is the most inspiring word that you'd heard of in all your years of photography that spurred you on and on?
Hopefully mods make it a sticky so that all new guys will be motivated.
"Remember, you are using a SLR camera. What sets you and others aside is the 'special something' that you can see and capture that others don't. If plain snapshots are all you can do, I can do it better with an idiot camera."