I believe that each of us are the directors and producers of our own lives. We decide whether our lives will be a hit or a miss. And when you are the director and producer of your life, anything is possible. As the director, your role is to decide how you want your story to play out. Will it be a melodrama, a horror flick, a comedy, a tragedy or an action-adventure? As the producer, your role is to find the people and resources to help you get where you need to go. You are also the star of your story. And as the star, your role is to develop the characteristics, skills, and traits that will enable you to shine. Here are three tips to help you become the director and producer of your life.
1. Make Up Your Mind To Be Productive, No Matter What. Seriously. You’ve got to decide that no matter what happens in life, how many challenges you face and how you feel on any given day that you are going to be productive. This entails: making your education your #1 priority, setting goals that will get you where you want to go and having positive values that shape the decisions you make.
2. Give The Drama A Break. Everybody thrives off of a little drama, every now and then. But if your life is one big dramatic episode, it might be well worth the effort to drop some of the drama in your life. This includes: boyfriend drama, the drama you give to your parents and the drama that comes with blowing every little thing way out of proportion. If you’ve be known to put the Capital D in Drama Queen, perhaps it may be time to drop the drama…at least some of it.
3. If Your Life Is Dull or Boring Do Something About It. The quickest way to get a life is to find things that you enjoy doing and develop your interests. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at acting, sign up for the drama club at your school. If there’s a hidden poet living inside of you, go recite your poetry at an open mike event. Or, publish your own poetry blog. If you’ve got an opinion that you want to share, comment on other people’s blogs. You can comment on this one, if you’ve got some additional tips to add on how to become the director and producer of your life. The lesson here is, your life does not have to be dull or boring if you find out what interests you. Then, develop your interests.
If you have a tip to help others become the director and producer of their lives, visit my teen success blog: Younggiftedanddoingit.blogspot.com and share your top with other readers.
This article was excepted from Cassandra Mack’s book, “Young, Gifted and Doing It: 52 Power Moves for Teens.”