Do you feel yourself becoming discouraged? Then This Is For You Right Now!

It's "normal" to become discouraged when things don't go the way you want them to go. It's "normal" to lose some of your willpower and to become discouraged and even possibly depressed when things aren't going well. It's even "normal" to become negative and pessimistic by constantly having things not go the way you want them to go or the way you dreamed they would go.

But success is not "normal." Resilience is not "normal." Perseverance and drive are not "normal." Constant and continuous willpower are not "normal."

It has been said "Lack of willpower has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability."

If you're feeling discouraged, if you're feeling disheartened, this is the time when you are being tested. This is the time you must stand up, be strong, and persevere in your dreams and your goals. Now is the time to show what you are made of - To become an inspiration to your family, your children and your loved ones.

Anyone who has accomplished anything major in this world, at one time or another was facing a terribly difficult, challenging and discouraging situation. But they did not give up. If they had given up, you would never have heard of them, because they would not have accomplished their dreams.

Here's four steps to help you get exactly where you want to go:

1. Figure out exactly where you want to go, what you want to accomplish, and when you want this to be accomplished.

2. Put together a plan To get you where you want to go. This plan doesn't have to be perfect, just lay out what you feel you need to do to get from where you are to where you want to be.

3. Break that plan down into small achievable pieces. Put those pieces onto your calendar -maybe a couple a day or maybe only one a day - but put the pieces onto a calendar and start working your plan.

4. Every day ask yourself who could help you get where you want to go. The fact of the matter is, people have probably already done what you want to do or at least close to that. Find out who these people are and ask them for advice and help. You may have to pay for this help, but it is well worth it!

You may be thinking that this sounds too easy. You may be feeling that if it were that easy everybody would do it. But the fact of the matter is, in our culture, people spend their time watching television, or filling their mind with noise most of the time, instead of spending time with themselves, in peace and quiet, figuring out their plan, and putting it into action.

If times are tough, if you're becoming discouraged, it does not mean that what you're trying to do is impossible. It only means that what you're doing is a little more challenging than you had originally expected, or the "plan" you're using needs to be modified. You are being tested. You can do what you dream of doing. Maybe you need to improve your marketing plan. Or maybe your sales and presentation plan needs some tweaking. But if you sincerely want to accomplish what you say you want, you don't give up, you "live up" to you desires.

Simply surround yourself with people who are where you want to be, take their advice, and take action today and every day! Do something every day that is part of your plan to get where you want to be! As Winston Churchill said "never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."

So what do you do next?

Start by spending more time on this blog. Use the search bar to search on keywords that you are most interested in to help you build the photography business of your dreams. There's a lot here, and there's a LOT of money to be earned in photography today!

And for sure join my Photographers Inner Circle Group - let me give you the details , templates, tools and specifics of exactly how to build the photography business of your dreams and still have the free time to spend with your loved ones and build a lifestyle you have always wanted. It will be my honor to help you move toward your dreams! The photography business is a wonderful business to be in right now as long as you run the business in a proven, successful way! It will be my honor to show you the way to achieving your goals & dreams in photography!

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