In the past two weeks, my life has changed drastically. I quit my job and started a new one. I went from living a life with negative and unhappy people in it to living a positive life filled with happiness and excitement. It amazes me that something so small and someone so simple could make a huge impact on your life. Two weeks ago, I had someone tell me that I couldn’t make it as a photographer. That it is way to hard to make a career out of it, and I won’t ever be good enough. Tonight while enjoying a cup of tea and editing photos – I stopped to think for a minute. Who is someone else to tell me that I can’t do something? Who is someone to tell me that I won’t be able to make my dreams come true? Who is someone to tell me that I won’t ever be good enough? It’s times like tonight that I want to rub every single photo I have ever taken in this persons face. That when I do make it big I can take every word they ever said to me and laugh at them.
If you set your mind to it, you can do it. Don’t EVER let someone tell you that you can’t, or your not good enough because you ARE! Whatever you want to do, set your mind to it. Don’t give up. Of course you will come across some speed bumps along the way, maybe even a fork in the road. Just pick a direction and go with it. Turn a bad situation into a good one, and if you can’t do that – learn from it!
BE ALL YOU NEED
For most of you who know me, I have this tattoo’d on my back. It is my favorite quote and words I live by. Don’t depend on someone else for happiness, money or to make your dreams come true. Whatever you need to live be able to give to yourself without relying on someone else. Be good enough that when you look in the mirror you are proud of the person you have become. Be smart enough to rule out what words are important and what words are not. If I listened to every person who ever told me I couldn’t, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Fall down, get back up and keep doing it till you succeed. You can do it, and you will do it!