One thing I've noticed about those people in our industry who we all consider at the top of their game is their success has been created with a special ingredient in their attitude. They all work hard. They all have incredible technical and creative talent. But when it comes to looking for success, they just aren't worried about it. They all trust that the hard work is going to pay off.
On the other hand, I've talked with so many young photographers and even more established photographers who had a hard time last year and everyone is so preoccupied with making it. I can't help but feel they're all looking too hard.
So it's the weekend and great time to just ponder a little...
For those of you who stay awake at night worrying about your business or wondering when the Success Fairy is going to tap you on the shoulder - relax and just keep working hard. Keep building your network. Keep fine tuning your skills. Stay focused on your marketing...but stop worrying about success.
If I've learned nothing else after all these years in the photographic industry and just being on this planet I've learned that great things happen when you least expect them and everything always works out for the better.
John Wooden, a legendary basketball coach said,
"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. "
No need to add anything to great thought like that! Wishing everybody a terrific weekend.