Chapter 7. Perseverance

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New York, 2010

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

VINCE LOMBARDI

We all have days where we just can’t seem to execute the images that we can visualize in our minds—and it’s frustrating. Of course we can blame it on the weather, the light, the subject, or a million other things, but sometimes we have to realize that we might be getting in our own way. So what do we do then?

When I’m not successful the first time around, the first thing I do is see if I’m really present. Ask yourself, “Am I in the moment or distracted by other thoughts—something that happened yesterday or something that’s going ...

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