“But it ain’t about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” – Rocky Balboa
I used to think that the difference between the successful and unsuccessful was that successful people didn’t fail. They went through life like Neo or Ferris Bueller, dodging metaphorical and literal bullets. While those people might exist, the more I watched the successful people around me the more I realised that they’re not mythically blessed. They just keep going. They plough ahead, no matter how many times they fail.
Look at DFA graduate Alex Bendaña. Scott Free, Ridley Scott’s production company, hired him back in 2013 to adapt the novel Vicious into a feature film. Unfortunately Development Hell got ahold of that one. But successful people don’t stay down. He kept going and this Fall he’s finally going to get to see one of his own movies up on the big screen. “The Gateway”, featuring Olivia Munn, Frank Grillo, and Keith David will be released in September 2021.
So, when life knocks you down, take a moment, feel bad for yourself, then get back up and keep on moving. If you want a school that’s as tough as you, consider coming to a DFA Open House. We’re in your corner. We’re here to support our students and make sure they have what they need to take the hits and keep moving forward.