I loved this quote.
It is easy in life to want "applause" for the things we do. I know for me, after I have worked hard to clean the house or do extensive yard work, or (FILL IN THE BLANK) there are times it would be nice to have a personal "applauser." You know, someone standing next to me applauding me, telling me what a great job I had done. But in reality, we all know that doesn't happen.
In my opinion, this happens within artistic work as well, and with the wrong people. Often we are looking for applause from social media sites saying, "LOOK AT MEEEE!!! AREN'T I AWESOME?! Now like my _______ darn it!" We've all been guilty of doing it too. Whether it's with business or not.
Within the photography industry, our #1 person we should be looking to please is our client. The person who is paying hundreds or thousands of dollars to have you capture an incredible moment of their life. If it becomes a job where all we're hoping for is a huge applause at the end of the day and not focusing on the cause, then I feel we've lost focus.
We've all been there. We've all done it, which is why I loved this simple reminder to live selflessly.