Every now and then I run across a quote that's so classic it needs to be shared in a post, rather than abbreviated to the point where it loses all impact and then crammed into 140 characters for a tweet...
This one is from a little book I picked up while traveling this week called "It always seems impossible until it's done". If you're looking for one of the best collections of quotes for "Motivation For Dreamers & Doers" here's the link.
"The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work.
The professional knows that fear can never be overcome.
He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist."
There are two classic profiles who need to be reminded that there's no such thing as being a fearless warrior or dread-free artist.
First, there are those of you working hard to make the jump from part-time to full time or from serious hobbyist to a dedicated professional. Second, there are a number of you who are established veterans, but you're worried about making changes like diversifying to a new specialty, trying out a new technique, raising the bar on your skill set or raising your prices.
It's a really simple point this morning - just a reminder - there's no such thing as a "dread-free" or stress-free, business. Stess comes with the territory, but it's how you deal with it that counts. You need to believe in yourself, utilize the inner core of your network for support and stay focused on the task. It's ironic we all know how to focus a camera, but so often can't focus on the tasks we need to do most!
And that's the perfect lead-in to my favorite Zig Ziglar quote...
"If you wait until all the lights are " green" before you leave home,
you'll never get started on your trip to the top."
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.