Once upon time I read this article with Mel Brooks (MB) by the A.V. Club. Here is the part that I gravitated toward.AVC: You keep saying that over and over again: “I became Mel Brooks.” What do you mean by that? MB: Oh, that’s a good question! I’m not going to answer it. It’s none of your business. But it’s a good question. [Laughs.] AVC: As long as it was a good question. MB: No, I’ll tell you. I meant successful, doing what I wanted, and getting paid well. That’s the difference. Emerging as a known person, your personality in the business. AVC: Did you feel any different? Did you feel as if it was a persona? MB: No. It was just the magic.
The answer “doing what I wanted” sounds great, and it is great. What may be hard is finding what I want to do. The options seem so open (yet closed when fear is not punched in the face).
“I have always wanted to be ________________” is not something I have a clear answer for. Although this post was started before reading Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matter, ideas in my skull (#ThoughtInMySkull) have realized that it all boils done to I am doing. I will never be ________________ unless I start. Momentum is created by starting.
Example: I can talk about (complain) how I need and want to do work that matters, but until I start doing something about it I am a resounding gong.
What is something you will start?
Answer: It could be reading Start ;)
“I’m a mawg: half man, half dog. I’m my own best friend!” – Barf (Spaceballs)