Updated: May 27
One of the hardest things to deal with when you have some sort of project that has exhausted every avenue and angle for success is learning to finally let go when there’s no end in sight. When a filmmaker or artist puts every fiber of their being; their heart and soul and countless hours, days, months and even years into a project [INSERT NAME OF YOUR PROJECT HERE] they often call their baby, it makes it that much harder to release yourself from the hope and possibility of it all.
It’s like having a relationship with someone and you don’t see it going anywhere. At some point you have to free yourself from further pain. You have to find the strength to move on. Find a new project, a new relationship to develop and be excited about. Perhaps there are mistakes to learn from the last project you can apply to that new fresh idea that will propel you to go further and find success.
While picking up some supplies at Target recently I passed by a section of throwback shirts. I picked up a new throwback Beatles tee-shirt of ‘Let It Be.’ It’s not that I picked it up. It’s the fact that I could not put it down. I have had one project that has been a chip on my shoulder for roughly a decade. I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that the ‘project’ is a dead issue.
Every filmmaker or artist has their breaking point, their threshold. How much time are you going to spend on something? Life is short. Move on.
“Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be. Whisper words of wisdom, let it be”