Hollywood produces thousands of movies every year but thousands of brilliant stories go untouched. You’d be baffled by the amount of scripts that sit and collect dust, many of which would make killer movies. Instead we have to watch reboot after reboot on the big screen and wonder why a movie like …
is being made in the first place.
Making a new movie is a huge risk, just like starting a new business or experimenting with new ideas. Humans for the most part hate to take risks. In Fact losing hurts about twice as much compared to the joy we feel when “winning.” In Economics this concept is know as “Loss Aversion.”
Loss aversion refers to people’s tendency to prefer avoiding losses to acquiring equivalent gains: it’s better to not lose $5 than to find $5. Some studies have suggested that losses are twice as powerful, psychologically, as gains.
So think about it. Tons of scripts equals tons of risk. Why not make another shitty transformers movie or restart spider man Again!!!
This scene gave me chills every time.
My face during every set at the gym.
Ideas need Action. Scripts need producers. The seeds don’t sow themselves.
It can be so hard to get things started, it’s much easier to just think about how things could be. I was the king of good ideas, priding myself on all the wonderful things my mind could conjure up. After years of doing this I realized all the good ideas I had tallied up to a sum total of jack shit.
There are hundreds of reasons/excuses someone won’t start something. Maybe it’s fear of failure, lack of vision or just outright laziness. One thing that combats 99% of those problems but won’t be clear in the beginning is the “Compound Effect.” It seems the majority of us only know of this concept in the realm of bad habits. ( i.e If you eat one donut a day for a month what happens to your waist line?) It’s absolutely unreal the results that can be seen when you are consistent and stick with something over a period of time.
Here ^^^ is where most people give up. You start for a bit and see very little return. You do it for the wrong reasons and lack the enthusiasm to chug along. The easiest way to create a great product or service is to make something you want to use.
Choo Choo time! It’s time to start now and build your empire. A lot of people want that quick fix and live for the weekend. It takes more time than you think to build something valuable, so buckle up and get ready for the ride.
A few years back I was recommended a book by Stephen Pressfield called The War of Art. It’s an easy read that you can knock out in a couple days and I highly suggest you purchase it.
There is an old formula that runs rampant in the minds of young and old alike. It looks like this Motivation > Action = Results
It’s time we shift the paradigm and change the formula to this
Action > Motivation > More Action > More Motivation = Results
You don’t need motivational speeches on youtube or another cup of coffee. All you need is to get your ass to the gym, sit it on the desk chair, or get it in motion. Once you do that the motivation ensues. Waiting for motivation is like waiting for your for that 10/10 girl to approach you.
In closing start now, don’t wait for any more good ideas. You have good ideas, you have the script. What we need is more producers. You can learn to play a new instrument, cook a variety of meals, learn to pick up girls, start a new business. If you put in a small daily effort you will reap huge rewards come harvest time. Don’t be afraid of being unsure, be afraid of never starting.