A director knows the direction, knows where he wants to go with the picture. He also looks at the actors from a distance, sees the big picture and works on it in the detail. He needs a certain distance and engagement at the same time.
Are you able to look at yourself from a distance? Do you see where all the details lead to? What the big picture is, if you add all the details? Is it going into the direction you want to go, or do you need to make some adjustments?
That’s what a director does. And it’s scary. If the details don’t add up to the big picture, it’s your responsibility. “Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” (Erika de Jong) So how do you deal with this responsibility?
As director you need a clear picture of where you want to go to, a purpose or meaning. You also have to be able to look at the bright side, to develop a positive mindset, in order to make adjustments time after time again. Getting connected and engaged , knowing how to use your energy are part of it too.
These are the ingredients to help you to take direction on your own life and career. Are you ready?