by Skip Cohen
It's November 23 and the end of the year is just 38 days away. You're down to the wire wrapping up what's been a challenging year for everybody. In fact, anybody that tells you they had a great year and "it was so easy" is lying to you. However, a lot of photographers are saying "It was a good year, but I never worked so hard in my life!"
Well, with less than six weeks to go, here's a different way to look at the year...
I've written a lot about "Walk the Talk" books. They're these short motivational books you typically see in the business section at a bookstore. Sometimes they're even by the register. They may be small, but they pack a powerful punch. I was just looking at Finish Strong and found a great quote:
"To finish first you must first finish!"
Here's the point on this wonderful Saturday morning. No matter what you didn't accomplish this past year, the fact is you're still in the game. The ending of the year is only a fiscal measurement, not a rolling average of your growing passion, skill set, ideas, customers or promotions.
Every day you've grown a little more as an artist and if you've been up nights worrying about the choices you've made, you still have your passion. Nobody can steal that unless you give it to them.
You can't do anymore than your best! As trite as that sounds, appreciate what you've learned and how far you've come instead of worrying about how much you still have to learn!
Have a great weekend! As my good buddy Scott always writes..."Remember we're rooting for you!"
Illustration Credit © lznogood - Fotolia.com
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