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The Art of Focus and Dedication:

Where Dreams Become Reality

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”
Seth Godin.

Have a singular focus, total dedication and follow your heart. Three actions that often dovetail to make dreams come true. Regardless of our personal and professional goals, these traits can always keep us on point, on a path to success, to the top of the mountain.

For these Changemakers, they needed to embrace great challenges, with total commitment to reap the rewards. Finding the art in the craft helps. Seeing the creative solutions to the obstacles. This builds confidence and forms patterns.

“I ask no favor for my sex, all I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RBG — At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a pop culture icon, an unlikely rockstar. This dedicated warrior has a unique personal journey, and this engaging documentary shares how her early legal battles helped to change the world for women. Truly inspirational.

“You never feel so alive, knowing that at any minute, you could die.”
Willem Dafoe, Mountain

Beautiful imagery is complimented by magnificent scoring in Mountain. This unique cinematic experience presents many examples of daredevils chasing their dreams, where adrenaline meets precision. Mountain shares grand adventures through the Earth’s most awesome landscapes, showing the spellbinding power of high places and our deep connection to such challenges. This film is currently in limited theatrical and worth seeing on the big screen.

“All I wanted to do was paint. It was like I couldn’t control it…Makes you think of stories.”
David Lynch

With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, let’s celebrate one of their past winners, David Lynch. His film, Wild at Heart won the Palme d’Or there in 1990. Often misunderstood for his unique projects, a terrific and very personal, documentary was recently released (Amazon). David Lynch: The Art Life paints a true portrait, a real treat for cinephiles.

Yes, his projects have divided audiences and critics alike, but there is no denying his creative genius, and a commitment to follow his passion. Lynch’s original Twin Peaks series definitely pushed the boundaries in the TV world, and now look at all the new, creative options on digital platforms.

Three terrific movies. Three great examples of heroes following their muse to achieve their dreams, inspiring others to do the same.

About the Author:
Jon Fitzgerald is the Founder of Cause Cinema, connecting audiences to the best in social impact Cinema. He is also the author of Filmmaking for Change.

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