Thursday, April 19, 2007

Take Your Opportunities

Most of us are really very talented, but we underrate ourselves and deny ourselves opportunities by creating mental obstacles.

We say to ourselves we don't deserve something, we were lucky, it was a fluke or something like that.

The reality is that all things in life is really by grace. It is by grace you are born in a prosperous country, it is by grace you have inborn talents, it is by grace that you had parents with connections, it is by grace that you met so-and-so that gave you that break.

Consider that Harrison Ford became the famous actor that he is because of the coincidence/divine appointment of fixing George Lucas's cabinets.

Or that Phil Collins and Genesis got their break because Phil was a cabbie that happened to pick up Richard Branson and invited him for tea at his mom's (even though Branson was busy and needed to go to his destination) and passed him his band's demo tape.

I've heard people exclaim that Martin Yan or Delia Smith's cooking is really too simple. "I can cook better than them!" they say. Yet Martin and Delia took the opportunity to use whatever they had and to go on TV with their talents. They didn't listen to negative self-talk that said that their cooking was too simple or anything like that.

We should not listen to this negative talk. There is a reason for opportunities. It isn't luck. There is a purpose for everything, a divine stage manager behind the scenes orchestrating the stage entry and exits on this world.

Do not despise the day of small beginnings. (Zechariah 4:10)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Trip To Cannes?

My entry to Cinetopia Pitch A Movie contest succeeded in being selected as a finalist.

Will I get to rub shoulders with George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie come May?

Will my name be listed in the credits of a Hollywood movie?

Will I be accepting my Oscar for best screenplay at the Academy Awards?

Muah ha ha ha... dreams may still come true...

Monday, April 16, 2007

If There Were Two Paths...

If there were two paths before me, one leading to safety, security but status quo living and boredom and dreariness and the other with danger warnings saying "Go back", "You Risk All You Ever Have", "Adventure", "Danger"...

Guess which road I will take?