Its been quite some time that I had watched James Cameron’s Ted Talk where he shares his experiences and learnings of all his time while film making and specially from the period of making the movie Avatar. The thoughts from the talk lingered in my mind for several days and thats how i finally sat down to write this post, the learnings and experiences that James Cameron shares I think are very important and simple, and I believe that for all the years that you live and work, it is these learnings and experiences that help you grow as a person, as a human, as a constant creator and a worker. Some of the things that he pointed out which I felt are very striking -
curiosity is the most powerful thing you own.
imagination is the force that can manifest the reality.
respect of your team is more important than all the laurels in the world.
do not put limitations on yourself, others will do it for you, dont do it to yourself, take risk.
failure is not an option?, failure has to be an option, in art and exploration coz its a leap of faith, no important endeavorer involving innovation has been done without taking a risk, you hav to be willing to take risk.
failure is an option, but fear is not.