July 27, 2018
Six points I learned about directing from doing exactly what athletes do.
My nephew Ben, who just finished high school, got back from Prague after participating in an international tournament. He is a part of the Israeli National Judo team, and he practices twice a day, devoting around nine hours daily.
I’ve never seen anyone like him: He started playing soccer and judo when he was six and participating in triathlons since he was eleven. He graduated at the top of his class in academics while practicing every day of the week. His entire life is focused on and built around his love for judo. When we talk, I’m always blown away by his devotion, determination, and love for the sport.
If you are a writer, it’s easy to practice. Grab a piece of paper and a pen, and start writing. But what if you want to practice directing?