Halloween is around the corner, and I’m looking forward to see everyone wearing costumes. Always fun to watch every year! I’m also excited to see Tyler Perry’s, Boo! A Madea Halloween, which by the way opens in theatres this week. I’ve always been a fan of Tyler Perry’s movies, including the tv series, Meet the Browns.
I just recently watched a Tyler Perry advice video on his Facebook page titled: how to be successful. Tyler explains the difficulties and patience it took him to build the empire he owns in film/theatre production. In the video, Tyler says that people often work on many things, doing this and that, for example one day they’re realtors, two weeks later opening a salon, etc. Tyler says people must focus on one thing and put all the energy into it; make it your priority and water it. In the clip he says, “if you water across many seeds you won’t have much water.” His main idea and one thing only was to do a one act play, and if that would work, he says everything else would fall into place. In 1992 he invested $12,000 to produce one play, he thought 12,000 people would show up and only 30 people came to watch the show. All the way up to 1998, the same situation occured but he never gave up hope and kept the focus on that goal.
Success is a matter of hard work, patience, and maintaining hope. Most people switch thier ideas all the time as soon as they’re rejected or the idea fails the first time. If you believe in it, pursuit it. Keep watering that seed and watch it bloom.
My advice is to write down one thing that you’re good at and stick with it. I personally know a few people that wander all over the place trying to strike open that success somewhere. What can help is to do something that you know and you’re good at. For instance, I can’t open a bar if I’ve never worked as a bartender. I can’t open up a restaurant if I’ve never been a chef in my life. You get the idea.
Here’s the full clip by Tyler Perry:
Not my original photo.