Write In Advance

In this week’s stellar On Being conversation between Krista Tippett, Sheryl Sandberg, and Adam Grant, Sheryl shares the following wisdom from a documentary filmmaker friend.

“when I film movies and I do documentaries, I can’t write them in advance. I have to let the story unfold.”

We’d all do well to recognize that we can’t plan our lives. We can’t write them in advance. We have to let them unfold, and then tell the stories afterward.

Patience. Determination. Passion. Use these as compasses, and follow where they lead.