After twenty five years in the craft, I’ve learned the secret to
making movies is making movies — starting with little movies no
one will ever see.
The secret to knowledge is doing and failing — often and
painfully — and letting everyone see.
The secret to success is doing what you love, whether or not
you’re being paid. The secret to a rewarding career in film
(and many other fields) is focusing entirely on execution and
not on result.
McQuarrie is writing from the field he knows best — movies — but I really do believe this advice is universal. You want to be a writer? Write. You want to make apps? Create apps.
There’s not much similar between football and filmmaking, but I recently heard Alabama head coach Nick Saban give the same advice to a younger coach: focus on execution, not results. The results you deserve will follow from the quality of your execution.
★ Saturday, 26 October 2019