Don’t pursue a role, LIVE that role.

I’ve willed almost all of the stuff I’ve done into existence, and if I can do that, ANYBODY can do that. So start your chatter: talk about what you’re going to do. Don’t pursue a role, LIVE that role. Like my sister told me, back when I confessed I wanted to be a filmmaker. “Then BE a filmmaker,” she said. “That’s what I’m saying: I wanna be.” And that’s when she gave me the million dollar advice: “No – BE a filmmaker. You say you wanna be; just BE a filmmaker. Think every thought AS a filmmaker. Don’t pine for it or pursue it; BE it. You ARE a filmmaker; you just haven’t made a film yet.
-Kevin Smith

I love this thought. Act like you are who you want to be, even if there’s nothing to show for it yet. Just start living the life you imagine and being the person you want to be.

6 thoughts on “Don’t pursue a role, LIVE that role.”

  1. […] This is great insight. Instead of aiming for some goal out there, arbitrary as most goals are, aim instead to be the kind of person and do the kinds of things that someone who achieves those goals would be and do. And then don’t obsess on the goals. Just do the work and live the life. Act as if you are who you want to be. […]

  2. […] feel there’s anything insincere about mastering your role in life’s grand play. Act like you are who you want to be, or need to be, and you just might become the character, the person you’ve only imagined […]

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