Every pair of muddy boots, jeans that have holes/tears and every spec of dirt/mud/sand/water that gets caught in my camera body or camera hood is worth it to me.
You can't get the shot if you are afraid to get dirty. You can't run around in cowboots and shorts with perfect hair/makeup worrying about getting dates rather than the shot.
I take every part of this personal. You should also - stop paying for mediocre and unprofessional images. Stop allowing the half-ass and unprofessional "photographers" shoot your events or family.
Invest in your memories - after all when it is all over, the image is the only part you have left.
I've invested in you - it is your turn.