The Casting Call for Your Movie

“Most people wouldn’t even be the lead character in a movie about their own lives.”

If you let that quote sink in for a minute, it can be a little scary. If a famous Hollywood director came up and asked to make a movie about your life, what would it entail? Are there any battles you are fighting right now that are really making a difference? Are you serving or fighting for things that are bigger than yourself?

The trick to being an interesting character in a movie is pursuingĀ a worthwhile goal. Luke needed to save the Rebel Alliance. Frodo needed to destroy the Ring. Indiana Jones needed to find the Ark. They were all pursuing bigger goals outside of themselves. And all of them took great risks to see it through.

If the biggest thing you’re pursuing right now is your own happiness, I can tell you it’d make a pretty crappy movie.