Don't Wait, Create!
Posted: November 09, 2020
The movie industry is notoriously hard to break into. One man who was able to conquer this is Mark Duplass. Mark started in the independent scene, making movies for next to nothing. Now he is working in a variety of roles all across the industry. A few years ago he gave a speech at a film festival that centered around one main idea "the cavalry isn't coming." His point was many filmmakers, actors, ect... expect to one day get a big break and then just have everything handed to them. While there have been a few cases of this happening, in this day and age it is up to the individual to make things happen. A modern day filmmaker cannot just wait to "be discovered" instead they must actively seek out opportunities and create their own content.
Looking at this lesson objectively its clear that this doen't just lesson apply to filmmakers. The average person cannot just wait for their goals to magically accomplish themselves. Tiny steps taken everyday will create results. If one gets into a routine of procastinating, making excuses, and not doing anything to further oneself, then one's goals will not manifest. Waiting for opportunities to show up and present themselves on a silver platter is nothing more then wishful thinking. To get ahead we cannot wait for oppurtunities, but instead we must create them!