Being Amazing

There’s been some chatter lately on a few blogs I read (Anne, Joshua) about how people are afraid to be amazing. For me, it’s a throw back to the first time I saw Coach Carter.

I know. You’re thinking, what?!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are in adequate.
It is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

I have some pretty huge dreams. The kind that terrify me, that I question if I will ever achieve. But they also keep me awake at night with excitement. Photographs that change the world? I’ve been told many things. That I’m idealistic (which, by the way, I want to reclaim as a good thing). That my head is in the clouds. That I’m not living in the real world.

Sound familiar?

Well guess what? So what. I’m not afraid anymore. I’m not afraid to say I’m good at this. That I believe in it’s purpose and it’s power. I love how I’ve seen my work improve over the last year especially. I think we’ve spent too long with such a weird, distorted sense of false humility. You’re awesome. Believe in yourself.


So yea. I’m amazing. How about you?

5 thoughts on “Being Amazing

  1. I’ve always loved that Marianne Williamson quote. I really think it is easy to show false humility on the outside and either fear or arrogance in the inside.

    I reckon if we are seeing what we can do as provided by God, then we can be confident not because we think we are great but because we think God is great and can achieve great things through us.

    I also think it is a challenge to us to not hide behind those fears and actually get out there and shine like stars.

  2. @ Matt: I’m with you on that. It challenges me not to hide behind my fears, like you said, but to get out there and KEEP TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS!

    @ Anne: thanks… and thanks for rocking it with me!

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