"Giving up on your goal because of one setback
is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat!"
sI shared the tweet above this morning on Twitter, but it's so good and so on point, I thought I'd add to it.
Lately, I'v met a few photographers who are frustrated the Success Fairy hasn't left anything under their pillow yet. They're ready to give up and move on to their next dream.
Mary Ellen Mark once told me she has all her students cover up the screen on their cameras so they can't chimp. Why? Because the best image, the decisive moment, may not have happened yet. Photographers look at the screen, think they got the shot and move on when the most emotional moment may not have happened yet.
Well, business and achieving your dreams are no different. You can't look at a setback, no matter how disappointing it might be and think that's it. You can't just walk away believing that you're defeated.
So, this is just a reminder about those moments when you hit the wall. Use your network and confide in a trusted friend. If the challenge is pure business related and you feel your skills aren't strong enough then chase somebody like me down. I might not have the answer, but I sure do have a network of friends who do.
The point is, don't give up on your goals - just consider you might need to take a different path. I shared the video below a long time ago - and it's time to bring it back!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.