Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Be Resilient!

Just a thought...

The Merium Webster definition of the word "resilience" is written this way:

The capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress.

This is the exact word that came to mind as I considered being in story.  The idea of being able to snap back after receiving criticism or corrections is extremely important to your psyche and your longevity in your career.  

Consider this idea of recovery after getting notes.  We all get notes and we all must correct our work per director and leadership opinions.  We spend time making choices and digging into our weekly tasks and sometimes that compressive stress or deformation comes in the form of corrections.  

It's normal!  you just have to be resilient!  You must be able to understand that ideas will change and evolve.  The best part about it that you can grasp onto is you are a part of a greater movement to make your project great.  

This thought also helps when you're a student trying to get into the studio system.  When you get that constructive criticism or feedback be resilient and do the changes!  Work hard to fix and change and open up your possibility of reaching your goals!

Take care.


Hethe Srodawa said...

What a great piece of advice Dave! Thanks for the reminder :)

JK Riki said...

Inspirational advice. It's true, you have to keep pushing or you never try anything. Eventually criticism becomes something adored, as you know it gets you further into the journey! (Still hard to hear sometimes, ha ha.)

Unknown said...

I abso-effing-lutely agree with you on that. I think most people would call themselves "resilient" to a point. But I think the problem come when people question the authority making the call. Where is the line between being gullible and receptive. Trust must be establish, and IMO it belongs to the directors to establish that trust link.