In this video photographer and filmmaker, Sean Tucker shares some thoughts on the journey to becoming successful, or “making it” if you will.
I think the journey is fairly similar for most of us, regardless of whether you are trying to make it as a photographer, filmmaker, or creative in pretty much any field. At the end of the day, the reality is that it’s likely not going to happen overnight.
So let’s say you’ve made up your mind, you are going to become a professional photographer (for example). You’re fired up for a few months, maybe a year or two, but then you find that you’re perhaps not where you thought you’d be by now. Sure you’ve made progress, but maybe your career just hasn’t gone quite in the direction you’d hoped, or as fast as you expected. Now you start questioning what it’s all for, is it really worth the struggle and stress the situation is causing you?
At the end of the day, it’s important to remind yourself that it’s a journey, as Sean rightly states; “Becoming a photographer, or filmmaker, or successful artist of any kind takes time. There are no shortcuts.” Watch as Sean shares a few thoughts on how to deal with “success anxiety” and manage expectations so you will be able to stick it out for the long haul.
As always this video is jam-packed with great advice. If you enjoyed it you can find more from Sean by subscribing to his YouTube channel or follow him on any of these social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the Website.
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