Time to start driving the car.

There’s one thing that I’ve struggled with for a long time. It’s prevented me from accomplishing to much. It’s hurt me in my job.

Self doubt.

It pops up whenever I have a good idea and want to get something great done. It pops up and tells me that I won’t do it well. It says that I’m going to fail at what I do. It tells me I’m not good enough.

This has prevented me from doing so many different incredible things.

I thought it would prevent me from failing, but it’s actually made me fail even more than I could imagine.

I’ve always wanted to make money from photography. The one reason why I haven’t is that the little self-doubt inside me tells me that there are already enough photographers and that I wouldn’t be able to bring anything new. It tells me that I’m not any better than everyone else. I wouldn’t make money. No one would like my photos. I would be a failure.

None of this is true. It’s the self-doubt voice inside me.

Last night I was reading Overlap by Sean McCabe and there was a line that just hit me like a slap in the face:

True failure is never starting at all.

Sean nailed it. By listening to my self-doubt voice, I’ve actually failed more because I’ve never even started to go anywhere. I tweeted out this quote yesterday and Sean responded to me with another gem:

You can’t steer a parked car.

Yep. So much yep. When I look at things with this viewpoint, I can see that I actually fail when I *don’t* try something new.

It’s time to stop believing my self-doubt. It’s time to start driving the car.


One small reason why iCloud can’t fully replace Dropbox for me.

I love Dropbox and I love iCloud. Recently iCloud made a random change that Apple usually doesn’t do. They became the cheaper option.

Right now I pay $9.99 a month for 1TB on Dropbox. It’s been great. No problems. It works just like I want it to. Apple just one upped them. They now have 2TB for $9.99 a month. Double the storage for the same price and you can even share that storage with family members. That’s excellent. Apple rarely makes themselves the cheaper option, especially with cloud storage.

But I have one small dilemma. I can’t share files easily with other people. Right now, in Dropbox, I have tons of photos I use for work. If someone wants a photo or a folder of my photos I just send them the share link and they download the files they want.

You can’t easily do that with iCloud. Some say you can copy the link in the safari browser and email that to people, but it doesn’t quite work right. And sure, you could mail drop a file to someone, but that’s not the best way for me to do it.

I’m sure this is something that Apple could easily implement and they are probably working on it as we speak. But right now, without any way to easily share a file with someone, I can’t get rid of Dropbox.