Whenever Will Smith reads a story or a script, he's always looking at it through this lens:
- What does the Hero want?
- Why does the Hero want it?
- What will happen if the Hero doesn't get it?
- What are the OBSTACLES keeping the Hero from getting it?
That's it. Four simple questions that have propelled him to some fantastic work, and has helped build his integrity as one of the most popular actors and producer's out there.
The magic behind these questions is that they extend beyond story and into our own lives. What do we want? Why do we want it? And how the hell are we going to vanquish the monsters in our path to get it?
(That first monster knocking at your door is self-doubt. Sharpen the sword.)
What #FindtheHour is about is helping vanquish one of the biggest obstacles: finding time. By being disciplined enough to find just one hour a day to pursue our passions, we can stop being pretenders. We can make stuff and build things that matter. We can play a little more.
Is one hour enough? Absolutely not. But it may be just the start we need.
So ask yourself your 4 questions. Go out and get it. And make @imwillsmith proud.
Want to read the output of my #FindtheHour?
Email me and I'll send you the first chapter of my novel. If you dare.