Ava DuVernay's Amazing Advice - What Do You Need?
Where did 2018 go? I've been contemplating just how much time this year I've spent anxious & procrastinating or making something then not putting it out there because I think it sucks or can't compete or omg does the world need another blog anyway or how can I work on this and have enough energy for my real work? All nonsense and time wasted.
Ava DuVernay gave an amazing speech about always needing something before you can put your work out there. She remembers when she found herself needing the one thing she didn't have. An investor, a new camera, a rich uncle, something. It was always something. All that wanting and wishing was time not working on her craft, not developing storylines, not studying lighting techniques, not actually doing the things that will make you so successful that things you need will find you.
I finally got myself to just start, just post. Pick a draft and just put it out there.
Here's the video. It's amazing, motivating and got me to draft this at 11:32pm on a Friday.