Ego Death

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”

- Carl Jung

It's easy to fall into the pattern of wishful thinking.

It's easy to think something you're doing is great, when it really isn't.

"Of course it's going to work!"

"All movies are the same." 

"Who wouldn't love this?"

Become your greatest skeptic.

Discover your inner self-analyst.

Visualize a shameless wrecking-ball.

If something you're doing isn't working - be honest with yourself - and knock it down.

Then rebuild.

It's the rebuilding that makes a person stronger & better, with an element of surprise.

The hardest part of the filmmaking process isn't re-editing a scene from scratch, or scheduling a reshoot... it's being honest with yourself.

So much of success is rooted in ego death.

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