When it comes right down to it, hard work is one of the most important factors in a photographer’s success. There are no easy short cuts. Hanging out on Facebook won’t result in success. Making excuses about lack of time/inspiration/talent/skill won’t lead to success. Looking at other photographers’ work won’t lead to success.
“All growth depends on activity. There is development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge