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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Nineteen. Slow Is Fast

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Over the last decade, I taught at a leading photography school. The school was expensive and rigorous, so by the time the students arrived, they weren’t trying to figure out what to do with their lives. Still, dozens of students dropped out in the first year. Why? These students had mistakenly fallen in love with the idea of being a photographer, without realizing that the journey was so tough. Pushing a button is easy, but crafting good photographs is hard. Like paddling across the sea, it takes consistent work. The students who quit wanted the result without the effort involved. The students who didn’t quit found ...

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