Of course I do not pretend to say that it is the same with travel photography. What I do as a travel photography working in developing countries is much easier, in my opinion, that the pure street photography. People are easier to approach and usually very friendly. A lot of exotic things, colors, help creating an interesting composition.
But still, when reading Erik’s article I could remember some particular situations, frustrating situations, when I could be walking all day in the scorching sun without anything good in my camera at the end of the day.
These frustrations due to failure can put you down easily. But then there would be no challenges, nothing to kick your ass and tell you to get up and try better, improve, learn again from scratch.
Sometimes failures are what a photographer needs. Reset. Start over, start fresh, with new ideas. If they made it, you can make it too.
One of my biggest failure: focusing too much attention on my subjects, and missing the woman coming in front of us, carrying something on her head. Could have been a great photo.