In sports, you may hear of an athlete and his or her ceiling. This is a common reference often used regarding young athletes and their perceived potential. If we were to use this description in the professional world, where would your ceiling be? If you are well into your career, you may be worried that you have plateaued. So, how do we raise the roof and keep our potential limitless? Here are a few ideas…
1. First, never stop learning. At Fireside Production we are always looking for new ways to develop our video production skills. This includes critiquing our own work and studying others. After a shoot or edit, it’s important to get honest feedback from the team to see what we did right and what could be better the next time out. We also find new things to learn, then devote time to mastering them.
2. Corral your ego. It’s okay to have an confidence but don’t let it keep you from getting better in your craft. If your ego tells you that you know it all and you’re already perfect, get out and do something else. Your possibility of getting better is all but lost.
3. Work for it! The best athletes in the world don’t just posses the natural talent, they also out-work everyone else. Practice makes perfect and as long as you put in the time, your ceiling will continue to grow.
Have you reached your ceiling or is the sky the limit? I would love to hear your thoughts or tips for growing in your craft.