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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what success looks like for me.

I’m not hugely motivated by money, so I don’t think that bringing in a tonne of dough is my version of ‘doing well’. And I’m not exactly sure just how tiny a percentage of wedding photographers become horrendously famous, but I have zero yearning to be amongst them. Plus, as much as I am head over heels in love with my job (and I am, I really, really am), the fact is that my family, Jesus and a handful of other priorities have to come in front of that… so I don’t think being completely booked up solid with a wedding every weekend would make me happy either.

Then I saw something very similar to this over on Pinterest and it has stayed with me since:

Seek to be known well rather than well known quote handwritten font

If I seek to be known well over being well known I get to make every bride and groom feel like they are my only clients – full attention, something special and not just two of many. If I am seeking to be known well I give other people opportunity to learn from my successes and mistakes. And if I am seeking to be known well I get to be part of something bigger than just me and my little company.

Sounds pretty sweet to me.

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  • 06/02/2015 - 5:24 PM

    Natalie - This is SO what I needed to read today. Known well vs. well known. The same words but such different meaning! Beautiful sentiment. Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

    • 06/02/2015 - 8:07 PM

      lucyaspray@gmail.com - So glad to hear it Natalie 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by over here! Lucy xoxoReplyCancel

  • 07/02/2015 - 12:38 PM

    Renee-Claude Tanguay - Very well said. Thank you for this!ReplyCancel

  • 07/02/2015 - 9:20 PM

    Ice Pandora - Well said in the first text part c:
    I think having a job that you passion
    about is a important than the bigger
    pay check! Xx
    http://icepandora.blogspot.comReplyCancel

    • 08/02/2015 - 2:18 PM

      lucyaspray@gmail.com - Thanks lovely, it seems to be working for my happiness levels so far! xoxoReplyCancel

  • 04/04/2015 - 1:16 AM

    Kristyn @ Laite Atelier - Lucy, this is so spot on!!! I absolutely adore that quote. You are so right, being known well is probably the most fulfilling and meaningful part of life–and if we are able to do it through our work, we are truly ‘succeeding.’ Oh, you don’t know how much I needed to read this right now. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

    • 06/04/2015 - 7:13 AM

      lucyaspray@gmail.com - So glad!! Sometimes I just get this idea forming in my mind and the only way I can process it all is to write it down. This place seems as good as any! xxReplyCancel

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