Stop Worrying About Failing
Just a short thought for a Saturday...
I'm so tired of hearing photographers talk about failing. However, it's a concept I completely understand. When I was trying to decide about leaving Rangefinder/WPPI, exactly five years ago today, I remember Sheila, saying to me, "So what are you afraid of?" My answer couldn't have been shorter or filled with more fear, "Failing!"
For those of you still holding back and afraid to let passion for the craft push you into a new chapter of your life, I found this quote from the legendary Mark Cuban.
"It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right.
No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you.
All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because...
All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are."
Matthew Jordan Smith says it all with just one closing tag line on everything he writes: Always Dream Big!
Wishing everybody a wonderful weekend, filled with BIG DREAMS!
Photo Credit: © alphaspirit - Fotolia.com
3/29/2014 02:23:32 am
Thanks...important to everyone to think about and apply in all we do. I had a friend kick my butt this week with the same lecture delivered army NCO style at my day job, and it really helped get me off stupid gear and into first. Oh and my big canopy arrived last night! Next step time for the photo business!
3/29/2014 12:21:55 pm
So what do you do when you are failing to stop?
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