Where you are vs. where you want to be – It’s all a process

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Listen up! I have something to tell you about where you are vs. where you want to be and I hope that I don’t come off as being a bitch.
 
But I’ve got something important to say and I hope that by me saying it, that it actually reaches you.
 
You know tough love and all that jazz.
 
Lately, I’ve been fired up about a few things surrounding self-doubt and negative talk about ourselves.
 
And even at the risk of sounding preachy and all, here’s my message to you:
 
Girlfriend,
I don’t know what’s up with you with all of this talking down about yourself and your work. It’s not you!
 
Your constant comparison, self-sabotaging and doubt has got to take a back seat.
 
Beating yourself up for not being further along, is counterproductive. 
 
Really, I don’t even understand who you’re in competition with. I mean, *that girl* doesn’t even exist yet.
 
Even worse, you’re killing her before she can even take a breath…
 
I have a favor to ask of you.
Can you slow down?
And take a second to celebrate where you are right now?
I’m pretty sure that the past you would be so envious of the current you’s progress – you get where I’m going with this?
 
Where you are vs. where you want to be - It's all a process 
 

Where you are versus where you want to be is a process and you should enjoy the journey. 

In fact, I highly recommend that you do!
 
Put your sunglasses on, flip down your visor, and pump the music up while you take hold of the steering wheel.
Take in the scenery as you drive toward your destination.
 
I want you to try to enjoy every little twist and turn, bump in the road and pothole filled with frustration, that you may encounter on your road to success.
It may sound counterproductive but in truth without it, you wouldn’t be the more well-rounded and experienced you that you are today.
 
When you’re feeling like beating the crap out of yourself just remember this simple concept:
 

you gotta crawl before you walk

walk before you run

run before you sprint

it’s all a process

and there are no shortcuts.

I’ll be here in the background cheering you on.

 

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Author: Eboni Rivera

I’m a hugger (shaking hands feels too formal). I began learning photography back in 1996, mixing chemicals and developing film in a darkroom. I've spent the past 20+ years observing and learning about different genres but Documentary Family Photography is where I feel the most at home. The best photographs are ones with a real story behind it – the kind that immediately brings you back to that specific time and place, no matter how long ago it happened. I'm a Memory Preservationist. For me, it’s all about reminiscing and feeling nostalgia when you look at photos that make them so incredibly special.

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