In an industry as exclusive and unpredictable as Hollywood, it can often feel like we have no control over when or if we’ll ever “make it” .
Worrying about our future is normal and something we all do at one point or another, but excessive worry won’t get you closer to what you want. What it will do is eat up time, energy, and focus that could be spent on reaching your goals.
It matters what you spend your time thinking about because what we spend our time thinking about is a direct reflection of what we create in our lives.
So instead of spending your time worrying about never getting to where you want to be, spend your time preparing for it.
Use that precious time, energy, and focus writing a scene of your pilot, the next chapter of your book, or the second draft of your short film.
Worry won’t get you to where you want to go. But preparation will.
Ultimately there will always be things that are out of our control. Our job is to focus on what we can control.
So the next time you find yourself stuck in an endless loop of worry and anxiety about where your career is headed, stop and ask yourself “Is this the best way to use my time?”
The answer is always no.
Then ask yourself “Is there one small thing I can do right now to get me closer to where I want to be?”
When you’ve got your answer, go to your favorite place to write and get to work.