James Cameron – Living Inspiration [VIDEO]
I seek inspiration.
Actively. I sit down in front of my computer and search out things that I can see, hear, and experience that I hope will propel me to do greater things.
In looking for greatness, I find great people. James Cameron is one of the Earth's greatest.
My key takeaways from the Ted Talk?
Curiosity. It's the most powerful thing you own.
Why did he dive to the bottom of the world? Because of his curiosity.
Imagination is a force that can manifest a reality.
How did he get someone to pay for his dive to film the wreck of the Titanic? He used his imagination.
Don't put limitations on yourself. Other people will do that for you. Don't bet against yourself.
These lines almost seem too simple, but how often have you allowed self doubt to work as a form of self sabotage?
He's achieved more than any man on the Earth. Before his dive to the depth's of the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean in the world, he had already done that with earnings totals for some of his movies. He had already done it with some of the technological film advances he helped make.
His dive, though, puts his name up there with Columbus, Magellan, Armstrong, and other fearless explorers as a person who has gone where no man has gone before.