I do believe this to be true; however, today I found out Lincoln didn't say this even though it is attributed to him. Well, I still believe it to be true.
I find I'm happiest when I'm in my garden or taking photos. The potential is of what it can be is what I like. When I take photos, I have big dreams of what they will be like: no noise, clear, brilliant colors, great composition. Then the doubt comes. The happiness creeps away when I compare to others or when a shot I thought would be great, isn't. But roars back in when I find I've taken one that is outstanding! Vicious circle.
I am going to stop comparing. I am still going to analyze other's photos, but I'm going to learn from them, not look down on my work.
I am going to choose happiness. OK, I'm really working on choosing happiness.
I used kk-felicity for the texture on this photo.