When I was a teenager, I was a weekend moviegoer, and it was the age of Rocky, Star Wars, and Jaws. Besides, with only three channels on television, getting out of the house was the top item on my to-do list.
As a kid with big dreams, it was easy for me to slip into the fantasy world of films and let my mind run for a couple of hours. By the end of the film, I was always excited to get on with life and become like the folks I watched in movies.
That’s when life got in the way.
Like many young folks, I graduated high school, charged into the world, and waited for Somebody else to lift me into my dreams. Well, things didn’t work out the way I expected. That’s when my mother-in-law gave me some very useful advice that I needed to hear —
“You know, right now, Somebody needs what you have to offer, but because you’re sitting around the house, they don’t even know you exist. Get out there and let them know you are here.”
I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve said to myself —
“Somebody out there needs what I have to offer. My job is to find them and let them know I’m here.”
It’s the same for you.
If Somebody needs what you have to offer, your job is to find them and save their day.
That’s how you write and star in your own life movie.