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!
“The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” – Epictetus
This quote hit home harder than getting popped in the face by a line drive from the Hulk. Many of us are struggling right now, photographers, our clients – everyone has a story to share about how some aspect of their lives is in apparent turmoil. I submit to you that we must continue to navigate these stormy seas because nothing, including our trials, lasts forever and the treasures that await us once the sky clears and rains have stopped will most surely be worth the trials and tribulations we’ve endured. So don’t give up. Be encouraged. Keep Moving ===>>>!
By the way, a special thank you to Tasha Prescott of Tasha Prescott Photography for sharing this quote. It’s always right on time for me.
“The largest room in the world is the room for improvement” – Unknown
I heard this saying for the first time a few days ago as I was watching a video on the body-mind-spirit connection. I found it to be a fitting statement as I’ve been contemplating the trials and triumphs in my life. I can most certainly agree that there is always ample space in which to cultivate improved health, wealth and, of course, photographic technique. I submit to all my readers that if there is something in you lives that requires “fixing” do not hesitate. Spend time with it. Ask yourself how can you improve upon it or the situation and eventually the person or thing you need to make it work will manifest. Just breathe and go with the flow! 🙂