I was feeling as if life had passed me by and it was too late to do anything truly great. I tuned into an interview of the filmmakerRichard Linklater on NPR, and felt even more of a failure. He’d accomplished so much and I hadn’t. (It’s a great habit comparing yourself to successful people if you want to create paralysis.)
In thinking about my past life, I decided I fell far short of my dreams. I was clueless about what I wanted for my future life. That’s not exactly true. I knew exactly what I wanted but I was terrified I would fail.
After listening to Linklater, I decided to think of my future as a movie. I’ve heard it takes 2-3 years to make one. Rather than plotting out the rest of my life, I’d focus on that short period of time. What would my next movie be?
I began by reviewing what I’d done so far.
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