I recently had an insightful conversation with a very successful Hollywood stuntman (who I’ve chosen to keep anonymous since this was a private conversation). But please know his resume is incredible – he’s done stunts for numerous A-List leading men and has appeared in several blockbuster TV shows and movies.
I asked him what he attributed his success to.
“The thing I chose… chose me back.”
Wow. I got goosebumps the moment he said it.
While I was pretty sure I knew what he meant… I asked him to clarify.
“Stunt work and acting is my passion. It’s my calling. It’s my thing. It’s what I am choosing to dedicated myself to.”
And as you would see from his resume, the TV/movie industry chose him back.
He then continued…
“Growing up, I was a really good soccer player… through high school and college… but I was not good enough to play professionally. Even though soccer was my thing, the thing I chose did not choose me back!”
What is your thing?
Has it chosen you back?
If not, what’s your next move?