This is a question I get asked a lot, in fact nearly every artist does. I like to think most people are supportive, they want to chart your journey and they don’t want to miss out on all the things pertaining to your growth, experiences and success. Yet the question “what’s next” most of the time cannot be answered due to NDA rules… however on the other side of the coin is the same question I ask myself daily.
Over the years I have learned how I operate best, and I now lean more towards the “what’s next” question with the light of “possibility” and “capability” rather than with the shadow of “worry” “out of my control” and “uncertainty”.
I have come to accept that some things are impossible to know, to plan, to predict or to even be concerned with. William Ralph Inge’s original quote may have evolved over the years to “worry is the tax on a debt you may never owe” but it is beautiful and poignant and great to hold onto. It reminds me to focus on the here and now. So with that in mind, I/we should not worry about those things and only focus on what we can alter, through our Action.
What’s next? I have many goals, aims, passions and dreams that all connect to the same core value, as an artist and human being. I am passionate and dedicated to telling stories that inspire, encourage positive thinking and fuel our constant drive as humans to evolve and be the better version of ourselves.
Whether it be writing, acting, directing, producing…I find the journeys within stories and story telling, the experiences the characters must go through, coupled with the emotions we as audiences feel, allow us a momentary escape from our own reality. A moment to reassess what can change for us and what is truly possible. Stories allow us to dream, offering respite from the sometimes harsh reality, but also inspiring us to stop living in stagnation and hiding, and to seek greatness through Action.
It is my why. It’s my Action. It is what will always be next for me.
Maximise each day with the productive mindset.
I will try, I will fail, I will learn, I will grow, I will succeed.