How to identify the ‘right’ choice …for you

October 16, 2014 | by Jack Sitch

One of the easiest things for me, and for other people who care about you, to do is tell you what is right – for you. Let’s be honest, everyone has an opinion and we all want what is best for you so we show our caring by telling you what is right for you. Now the question you should keep asking yourself is “…but is this right for me?”

That is the ultimate question that only you can answer. Now I’m not trying to cut my own throat as a person who works with and trains screen actors and producers and help them identify what they should consider as their dreams. I just have to be upfront with you and reinforce the truth that you are the only one who will know if something is right for you. So how do you know? How do you identify the ‘right’ choice for you?

I would say it’s what you have a passion about – that one thing that makes you happy and feel fulfilled in your life. So that’s what I will tell you – however you still have so much more to consider in your decision. Let’s say that your passion is to move to Hollywood and become a screen actor – a cool dream and aspiration. But let’s also say you have a young family, or maybe you’re a single parent – with those facts in mind would this choice be right for you? Let’s say you aspire to be a film producer and have earned your four-year degree at a decent college – but you are afraid of moving to New Mexico or Atlanta, maybe even New Orleans by yourself and you can’t get noticed producing in South Dakota. So is this the right choice for you? I know that there’s a lot more that goes into these types if decisions and if achieving your dreams was easy we would all have done that by now. It still comes down to you, as you are the only person who can know what is right for you.

Contact me at the Black Hills Institute of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts or email me at sitch.jack@gmail.com with any questions you might have. Then please remember to share this post. Thank you.