Someone once asked what is the best advice you have ever received. First things first, how can you even go about that question.
1. It’s true that not all advice is created equal;
2. The effect a piece of advice is relative; and
3. There are more resonating and effective outcomes that people get from a great piece or full on entree of advice.
So what is the best advice I have ever received? I can go about this technically and tell you which credentials and skills people told me will help advance my ambition.
I can go about this philosophically and tell you the value in questioning your surroundings.
I can even go about this and say I don’t have one (but now that wouldn’t be true after all).
So what is the best advice I have ever received?
It is calibrating your attitude to the best positive energy it can have at that moment. Meaning, that light brings out light (Dr. MLK principle) and that your attitude is the one behavior you can control. In a world of complexities, regulation, variability, and just ambiguity.
A positive attitude always comes within. It is your ability to know that you can make a difference by your alacrity to wanting to be a good person, to smiling when possible, to empathize if applicable, but always sympathize, and knowing we only have one of these things called life.
A positive attitude or calibrating your attitude to be the best possible and progressive way it can be at that moment, can advance your ambition. Because the will and derivatives of potential outcomes, rise and pollinate from the seed of our positvity.
We as creators in our societies can start our own channels of progression. Some people will call that economic production sources. I will like to call that someone living by there ambition.
Whether you find yourself in a situation where you feel it can get better or can get worse, know either way, you control how you perceive the outcomes. We all want to influence outcomes, which we do, but it is truly difficult to fully control them. With all that said, a positive attitude, indifferent of outcomes, ensures that you at the minimum will always have influence.
So what is the best advice I have ever received? Well you know, live life as happy as you can and calibrate the attitude as positively upward as it can be.
For after all, we are filmmakers, scientists, and artists to our stories. I will always make sure whether I am considered smart or derivative, or whether I am original or banal, one thing is for certain. I will always have a smile, I will always see the light in every situation, and I will always have a damn GREAT attitude.