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What nobody tells the beginners.


I found a link to a quote by Ira Glass on my friend (an amazing visionary) Ben Arment’s blog. So, I created  my own graphic version. And a wallpaper to share. (Enjoy)

For my fellow creatives: When I don’t feel good enough, clever enough, creative enough, unique enough…take heart. And, take heed. It takes years. I will remind myself daily, that it takes time. Lots more of it. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. I will find myself at the end of the tunnel. Let my disappointment in my work be the driver. Refuse to be satisfied by mediocrity or conformity. Just. Keep. Shooting. Keep working. Keep striving. Keep going. “Fight my way through.” One day, my work will be as good as my ambitions. So I will set my sights high. And soar.

Will you?

  • Shelly C - A friend of mine posted this quote the other day and when I read it I felt such a sense of purpose and hope to keep shooting and to keep learning and moving forward! It’s awesome advice!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - This is such an amazing quote and such an important reminder. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JodyM - My friend Rashmi sent me a link to this video last winter when I was feeling down about the progress in my work. I watch the video every once in a while as a reminder to keep at it. I love that you created a graphic of it. If you haven’t seen the video, you can see it here:

  • crystalyn - love this stephanie!ReplyCancel

  • shawna [of styleberryBLOG] - love this, Stephanie!ReplyCancel

  • Lyssa Hilde - thank you soo much for this!!!! i needed that so much! its like you push yourself so hard and you just cant make it work sometimes but its worth it cuz i can already see such a difference from when i started a year ago…..still a long way to go but i’m so in!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi - Wow, you are amazing! I absolutely am in love with your photography! Can you please tell me how you got your ‘skills’?
    Are you self taught(via books, web) or classes?
    Pelase share with me where you learned to be this fabulous!
    I’m just starting out but LOVE your style and gorgeous images.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly L - thank you so much for sharing this! i need this reminder every day, and what a beautiful way to share it. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • leah - awesome. love this.ReplyCancel

  • Shawnda - Thank you, I needed this!ReplyCancel

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