I see you out there. Hustling hard. Seeing no results. Feeling like you're hitting a wall. Feeling like everything you do is pointless, like nothing you do will ever be enough. I could be talking about your business, your journey to get healthier, your education, or maybe even your life. You fill in the blank. I'm talking to you: the person who feels so discouraged they feel like quitting. I see you because I was you. I've been there, so many times.
When I started my photography business I knew there would be a steep learning curve. I'm 100% self taught in photography, and with such an oversaturated market, it's really hard when you're just getting started. Heck, it's hard even now. There were SO many times I felt like I wasn't cut out for it. Like I would never be as good as the people I saw on social media. I would come home from shoots crying because I thought I did an awful job (even though it was never as bad as I thought.)
So I wanted to give you a few reasons why I think you shouldn't quit; you should keep going.
Keep going because you WILL get better.
Keep going because the best things in life are worth the hard work.
Keep going because the drought doesn't last forever. The rain will come.
Keep going because you have family and/or friends who support you.
Keep going because fighting battles makes us stronger.
Keep going because the highs are only high because they are contrasted with the lows.
Keep going because you are worthy of those big dreams in your heart.
Keep going because you are smart.
Keep going because the people you envy... they have tough moments too.
Keep going because you are resilient.
Keep going because overnight success is a myth.
Keep going because comparison is the thief of joy.
Keep going because the lies you keep telling yourself are not true.
Keep going because you are not the only one who has felt this way.
Keep going so you can sing your redemption song at the top of your lungs.
Keep going because you have a gift the world needs.
Keep going because eventually someone is going to need YOU to help them.
Keep going because when you DO get there, you'll be SO glad you didn't quit.
Repeat these to yourself over and over again until you believe them. Speak these words over your heart and your soul. You ARE worthy my dear friend. You are capable and smart and wonderful. Choose to believe in that, in you. I'll be right here, cheering you on the whole time.
Please share this with anyone you know who needs some encouragement today.
Lindsey Roman is an adventurous, destination wedding and intimate elopement photographer based out of Oahu, Hawaii and available worldwide. She lives for outdoor adventures, intimate moments, and candid images. Her style is raw, passionate, and authentic. She believes in chasing sunsets, laughing too hard, and most importantly: capturing genuine moments that evoke feeling over perfectly posed photographs.