Don’t Be the Star of Your Own Movie
In August, we began looking at some great points made by Tim Hoch in his article, “10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be.” The second point Hoch makes: that being the “star of your own movie” can lead to more trouble than good.
It’s incredibly easy for us to fall into the trap of thinking the world revolves around us, our needs, our problems and we’re the star of our own movie. It’s almost surreal that every single person we encounter every day, the thousands of people you see driving during rush hour, at the grocery store etc., all have their own script, cares and problems.
You’ve scripted your life’s movie out for yourself and know how you want it to go but not everyone else has that script. Other people aren’t playing bit parts in the movie of your life—they’re starring in their own. You may have scripted them to give you a promotion or help you achieve greatness, but unfortunately, life doesn’t revolve around you. Instead of constantly asserting yourself as the star of your movie, forget your script and let others star every now and then be a supporting cast.