I spend a lot of time following some of the forums on Facebook where new photographers gather. I've also spent a lot of time talking directly with "newbies" and there's a common theme that comes up too often. Too many of you are fighting with friends who don’t support a change you want to make in your career path.
So often I hear how much somebody loves imaging and wants to make the break to photography, but it's an uphill battle and their family and even friends aren't particularly supportive. It's interesting how we always find parallels in other people's challenges in life. Whether family issues, competitors, even watching the news often brings us back to our own personal situation.
Over one hundred years ago Mark Twain summed it up best....
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
That kind of says it all, with one exception - don't let anybody grind down your dreams!
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