The balance you have to really consider is, why are you doing this? Are you doing it to make money? Are you doing it to advance yourself? Are you doing it because you want to be able to say that you are a director? Are you doing it because you want to say that you’ve done commercials? Are you doing it because you want to be a part of the DGA and you want to win trophies and all that? I think that kind of shit can kill an artist – can kill a creative being. I think that the drive and the intention that will sustain a creative individual for a really long time is doing it because they love it…your career will come about and it will happen naturally and it will sustain you if it’s rooted in a place of love. Making sure you know who the fuck you are outside of your work, making sure you have an identity and you are standing on your own two feet as a human being, living a human experience outside of what you do.
If you can find out what it is that you really want to be doing and just do it – just do that at whatever level you can – everything else starts to slip away. Right? If you are doing what you love every day of your life then things like your personal life and your finances – it’s no longer a priority, or it’s no longer the first priority. And I think that leads to a more fulfilled life.
– David Lewandowski
You can’t predict the end result and that’s part of the process, that’s part of the beauty in it.
– Juliet Rios
I had always spent so much of my life trying to plan five or ten years into the future and say, “Well, if I want this, then I’m gonna have to do this for that many years.” And every time that I did that it really put me in a weird position where failure was really the only thing that came from it. As soon as I dropped that whole ‘trying to plan out my future’ and just lived in the day and lived in the now, all of that stuff started happening at the pace that I wanted it to happen because I focused on just doing things as opposed to just the end results. You can’t get from the start to the finish without running the race. You have to focus on each step, as opposed to just looking at the finish line and hoping that someone will pick you up in a car and drop you off there.
– Jon Contino
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