Quotes That Don't Suck #1
This is sort of a given, but it's something that I haven't really thought about until now. I'm coming to the end of my college career and I'm trying to find who I really am, both on social media and in my own head. Something that's gotten in my way every single time is myself. Am I really good enough, is this really who I am, there's no way this is me, this doesn't look good enough to attract any clients. All of these little voices telling me I know nothing and I'm not good enough, but after thousands of hours of consuming theory, psychology and inspiration, learning the craft and what makes good design I'm forgetting to apply that to myself. I know the fundamentals and I've taught myself marketing and business principles.
I feel like I'm finally at a place where I'm comfortable with how much I know. Theory doesn't matter if you don't put it into practice, so I've decided that instead of chasing who I am I'll just start being as I wish to seem. I want to be seen as an expert, a reliable business partner, a humanist, a husband and a great father to my future kids. I don't want to be a designer, I want to be a story for people that don't have one yet. To found an agency and employ like minded people. An influence and above everything else, a friend. Some of that I can do right now, but some of it I can't confidently do yet. But why wait? So here I am. I run a successful agency, have a happy family, a community of people like me and people that come to me for advice from all over the world. That chapter just hasn't opened yet, but I might as well start writing it right now.
What's your next chapter? (That's not a rhetorical question. Tell somebody and start writing it today)