Well do you? I believe that very few people actually want to be a great photographer. I should rephrase. I believe that very few people are willing to do the work to become a great photographer. Furthermore, I believe that few people have enough self-esteem to be great.
Those of you who know me know that lack of self-esteem isn’t my problem 🙂 Perhaps that’s why I ended up becoming a successful photographer. I had high self-esteem (the cool kids call that arrogance because they don’t know the difference between thinking you’re better than everyone else and believing in yourself) and I was willing to work hard.
I get lots of inspiration from Seth Godin. He recently reminded me that if you want to raise your game, you need to be willing to shake things up. You need to be someone who hasn’t yet been brainwashed into thinking you can’t do great work.
The great photographers are not happy with status quo. The great photographers believe in themselves enough to put it all out there. As I’ve said before, being great isn’t about doing something just because it’s new. Being great is about being YOU. Believe in yourself enough to think that maybe – just maybe, you’re capable of great work!