Hiding behind a nearby shelter, we took occasional breaks to escape the constantly driving wind. While enjoying the warmth of our hot chocolate, conversation turned to the size and beauty of the location and the sparkling blanket of the universe overhead. While our smallness was felt with the majestic terrain, the night sky totally dwindled us down to nothing!
I find it interesting how we often set our sights on the accomplishments of others to serve as targets for our own personal goals. Recently, I was having a discussion with a budding screenplay writer who listed some names and awards of seasoned writers he wants to emulate, noting their resulting fame and fortune. In the discussion, the question arose as to what the appropriate goals for a creative professional should be. How does one actually achieve his or her best?
Honestly, I think that we often short ourselves by seeking to merely follow in the footsteps of others.