So, how are things? Great? Good.
Sorry that I haven’t been posting a lot lately, I would say it’s because I’ve been busy, but that would be a big fat lie. The truth is… I’m just lazy. But I’ll make it up to you I swear. That’s if you care… hey that rhymed. Anyway…
Today, I want to talk about that “feeling” I don’t know what it’s called but I’m sure most of us have had it. As some of you may not I recently reached the quarter finals of a script competition and apparently was in the top 20% of 1,500 scripts. So imagine if that happened to you… how would you feel knowing that someone out there thought your script was worthy of being in that top 20%. THAT FEELING. And it feels good right.
But this feeling can come in all different shapes and sizes. As humans we crave that reassurance that we’re not a total screw up and that what we do is not only appreciated but is good. When you get a new job that fact that you beat how many other people to it is a great feeling. A lot of it comes from knowing that at some moment in time someone was actively thinking about you and ultimately praising you. And that’s just one of the best things ever. Especially if it’s something personal, like something wrote or a piece of art you created.
When we’re younger we think about the future and we say we want to be astronauts or singers or actors but the reality is that very few of us will achieve these dreams. Not because we’re incapable but because life just takes us on a different path. But when you eventually do achieve that dream the feeling must be amazing. And all these job interviews and competitions are just a taster of what achieving that dream will feel like as you will know you’re one step closer.
A lot of this is down to what others think of you or your work. And the reality is that some point down the line you’re going to have to please someone that is higher up the food chain than you. Someone with experience and knowledge which only makes the feeling that much better. They know what they’re talking about and they see something in you that will allow you to achieve whatever it is you’re trying to achieve.
When you have these feelings you just know that you’re doing something right and life looks just a little bit brighter. So savour those feelings and cherish them, as their hard to come by and you won’t have many in your life time but when you do, you’ll never forget them.
Hope that made sense…