H [I(O + C) (F + P)] + T + K= S
Opportunities and Chances are only part of how one creates Success.
One may argue that Opportunity and Chances are one and the same. I think they are slightly different. The best way I can explain why I think they are different is like this: A Chance is like an audition. You are going into this with the same likelihood of success as the next person. So, let’s say you now have the part. You have to take advantage of this Opportunity to grow it into another either Chance or Opportunity.
This must be coupled by Fearlessness and Passion so strong that they complement each other rather than get in each other’s way.
The ability to be vulnerable is where Fearlessness comes into play. In theatre, being able to be completely open and honest requires that one must shed all their “normal” defense behaviors and habits that one has acquired in order to develop the thick skin they need for this business. When you combine Passion to Fearlessness, it definitely makes becoming vulnerable so much easier. When you are so Passionate about what you do, you are willing to do anything you need to do in order to increase your Success rate. But note, there is a fine line with Passion and the chance of overstepping is high. Take care that you treat everyone with integrity and respect.
Now, once you multiply those factors together you have to take Inspiration and magnify those figures which then creates Confidence.
I can’t stress how important it is that when the feeling of Inspiration strikes, you should honor it and create something. It doesn’t matter what it is. I created this post after watching the video above. Something about Lady Gaga just makes me want to either write or sew. Or sing. Since writing requires less set up and material, I chose it over sewing and I sing along with whatever is playing. But like I said it doesn’t really matter. It could be a quick sketch on a napkin. I have a beautiful inked one that I bought for a dollar while at a karaoke bar. See?
Once you have your confidence number, multiply that with Heart.
No is a word that artistic people hear all the time. It’s incredibly hard to constantly be judged in order to make your dreams come true. Heart is the thing that is going to keep you driven. Just like your heart is the organ that is vital in sustaining life in your body, your Heart is going to keep you fighting to obtain your dreams. So when your tired of being shot down for not being/believing/looking/loving like the mainstream thinks you should, let your Heart help you to keep going and reaching down even when you think you have scraped the bottom of your resources. This will also be the way to judge what is wrong and right for you.
Next, you take your answer and add Talent to the mix. Now Talent comes in varying degrees as does all things, but if you are lacking in one area, you can make up for it in O, C, F, or P. Clearly, not everyone out there is that successful is Talented. For good measure, make sure you do your homework, Knowledge, and learn as much about your vocation of choice as you can since it will only help you. All of this equals Success.
And I wish you much Success!!