We all keep searching for them. Searching and searching and searching, and a lot of times, you don't really see them when you want to see them. Right now, I'm looking around and I don't see any results. No extra results on my bookshelf. Didn't hang any results on the wall. Didn't get a tattoo of my latest result on my arm. Nope. Looks like I've got no results.
But I have to look deeper. I've done a lot of good things since coming to LA. And the thing I've realized is that you don't become a success overnight. If you're serious about this thing, you have to go at it hard 150%, regardless of the immediate result. Keyword: Regardless. You've got to do the thing you love and know in your soul and body that your success will stem from that.
When I was working at Family Guy, we used to spend part of our lunch break playing Halo in the conference room. And when I finally decided to take the leap of faith and leave FG to pursue my career full time, they got me this poster and everybody signed it. I went back and looked at what some of the people said and it honestly brought tears to my eyes. See, when your back is against the wall, the first thing one wants to do is self reflect. And sometimes, this lil' bastard called 'doubt' finds his way inside. (And he comes with two other unwelcomed guests ; Fear and Disbelief...see previous blog) And in that doubt, you start to doubt the things that got you this far. Doubt if you're good enough, Doubt if you're strong enough. Doubt if you're talented enough. But you can't let doubt be the only one in your ear coaching. Reading those comments made me realize that even if I forget to believe in myself and my talent and journey at hand, OTHER people have not. And if other people see the flame, it's up to me to make sure it never goes out.
So, I guess what I'm trying to say is to never let your flame burn out. If it gets low, go back to the basics and to what ignited that flame. And reaffirm to yourself that you're doing the right thing and you're in the right place.
"If you are what you say you are, a superstar, then have no fear
the camera's here and the lights are on, and they want a show'