The older you get, the less you care what others think about you.
Since I was a kid, they have been my parents and mentors and friends. I’d come home from school and watch sitcom after sitcom all day and night. For better or worse, they raised me. And still do.
It’s an incremental, iterative journey. You don’t magically arrive. Ever. You just strive to get closer.
First there is the art. But now process is art also.
Every year has difficulties. Difficulties are normal. It’s how you live your life each day that determines how you create a lifetime.
I didn’t fly for about four years after I saw the crash but I was surprised at how scared I was when I eventually got on a plane again. The slightest air bump and I would be convinced we were crashing. I’d say to myself, “never again never again never again” and I would think to myself, “I’m never going to see my kids again”.
You sit down to learn how to avoid problems instead of running around trying to solve them.
“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. You are a writer because you write. Keep writing and quit your bitching. Your book has a birthday. You don’t know what it is yet.”
No Pressure. Just Write.
Chris Pratt in Jurassic World or Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy?