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The Power of “Doing”

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I spend a lot of time with fellow filmmakers, who always remind me of the power of “doing.”  Too many of us waste our lives waiting for the right moment before we step out and take a risk.  But the people who really accomplish something special are those who are willing to be embarrased.  Whatever your dream may be, my word for you today is: Start.  Begin networking.  Write a script.  Make a digital short. Draw your idea on the back of a napkin.  Get your courage up and call that potential investor.

Don’t wait for the “perfect” moment.  Become known as a “doer” – a “make it happen” person.  When you start “doing,” you’ll become a magnet for people and projects.  Nike’s right:  “Just Do It.”

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  1. As my college acting instructor used to tell us: “Shut up and DO it”. I think he may have taught a Nike ad exec at some point in the past. 🙂

  2. In the parable of the talents, the story emphasizes doing over not doing. Two men double their talents. On man buries his. Utterly fascinating is the absence of one who tried something with his talent, but lost part or all of it! Apparently, that outcome was not worth mentioning, because the emphasis is so strong on the tragedy of doing nothing. Perhaps God forgives failure more easily than we do. In martial arts they have a saying about victory: If you are knocked down seven times, get up eight.

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