There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

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Vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must ascend the stairs!

Often there are times when we feel that we are spinning our wheels in terms of our progress. This can be especially true following a period of major growth in which we feel as if we’ve gained a lot of ground. In fact, this is the way growth goes—periods of intense forward movement give way to periods of what seems like stagnation. In those moments when we feel discouraged, it’s helpful to remember that we don’t ever really go backward.

It may be that we are at a standstill because there is a new obstacle in our paths, or a new layer to get through, but the hard work we have done cannot be undone. Every step on the path is meaningful, and even one that seems to take us backward is a forward step in the sense that it is what we must do to move to the next level.

This image is from the Barberini Museum in Rome, Italy. This was shot at night very soon before the gates of the grounds closed for the evening. Using a tripod to stabilize the camera, several exposure were taken to compensate for the hard lighting conditions. Luckily, we did not need to elude the No-Tripod Police of Rome as we were seemingly the only ones there.

11 responses

  1. Great shot Erik. I love the shadows on the wall that’s created by the railing.

    May 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

  2. Stairway to heaven… Led Zeppelin?

    May 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

  3. Great composition and love the B&W treatment 🙂

    May 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

  4. Yep, I was thinking the same thing as Edith here… those shadows are AWESOME! Love this shot!

    May 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  5. Awesome lines, tones, and contrast here. Looks wonderful.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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