March 9, 2019

Discipline: The Secret Weapon Too Many Filmmakers Aren't Utilizing

Motivation is good, but discipline is better.

I’m not one of those people who likes to work. That’s my dad 100%…that man will close up shop on Friday night only to grind on projects at home on Saturday morning. It’s exhausting even to watch and I tell him all the time, “Daddo, why don’t you relax? Think about your blood pressure,” to which he responds, “If I stop now I’ll never start.”

It’s a lesson I didn’t realize was a lesson until I watched this video from filmmaker Peter McKinnon, in which he talks about discipline, creativity, and how it’s difficult to have one without the other.

Can I Be a Crybaby for a Second?

Let me make a quick correction to what I said earlier in this article: I do like to work, I just don’t like to work without passion. I’m incredibly fortunate to have the job I do because I get to do and talk about what I’m passionate about every day.

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Source: NoFilmSchool