Life isn’t always a bed of roses they say. To put it another way, we can’t always have joyful moments. Sometimes it can feel like the people, and seemingly the places and things, around us conspire to hold us back. What we must do when things aren’t going our way is dig deep and find the strength to forge ahead – in life, in our quest to become better photographers and to become better people in general. We must become our own cheerleader. We must give ourselves permission to excel!