Why you should stop asking: “Am I good enough?”

“Am I good enough?”

It’s a question every person struggles with, but it often takes a different form for someone in a creative field such as:

  1. Will I ever be good enough to make a living at this?
  2. Will I ever be able to create images like that photographer I follow?
  3. Am I good enough to be able to charge $xxxx for my services?

Although these questions are valid and important, I believe there is a much more productive question we should be asking.

“How bad do I want it?”

What are you willing to do to answer “Yes” to the questions above?  Be honest with yourself.

jamieandsarahAre you willing to:

  1. Do unpaid (gasp) work to attract the kind of clients you desire.
  2. Spend every waking moment learning and soaking up knowledge from other people in the industry.
  3. Invest in the gear you need to achieve your goals.
  4. Pay a website/logo designer to help you create a cohesive brand for you.
  5. Spend hours tweaking sliders in lightroom to develop your style.

While natural talent is definitely a factor of success, I think that passion, hard work, and sacrifice are largely overlooked. The list above may be circumstantial, but it should give you an idea of what type of lengths some of your peers are willing to go to in order to achieve their goals.

jamieandsarah2I am hoping this list will simply encourage you to take a look at how dedicated you are to developing your craft.  What else could you do to improve? How much effort are you willing to put in? How bad do you want it?

Topics

Filed Under

Elegant, feminine, and classy; Larissa is the one-page scrolling template of your dreams. Featuring a carousel header gallery, beautifully elegant typography, soft rollovers, and a neutral color palette, this template will bring your website to the next level. Website design by Swoone View Larissa View all designs by Swoone SaveSaveSaveSave

Read More

Larissa by Swoone

Meryl Park is elegant, timeless, feminine, clean, and a little bit whimsical. About the design: Single page long scrolling design with all the important sections you’ll need to share your beautiful brand story with the world Full screen images Multiple photo galleries Blog ready with a matching WordPress theme design with sidebar layout, and a […]

Read More

Meryl Park by Digital Grace Design

An Elegant and Glamorous template that will not only show off your beautiful image, but also WOW your customers with it’s sleek design. The Rachel is perfect for those looking to add a little more Luxe into their business. Website design by Gillian Sarah View The Rachel View all designs by Gillian Sarah SaveSave

Read More

The Rachel by Gillian Sarah

Learn more about Showit

CHoose a design to Start with

Brand your business like nobody's business with the drag-and-drop website builder made for creatives like you. 

No thanks

Download the free guide

Photography clients

into

Turn website visitors