Know thyself

Recognising priorities: Know thyself

'Be yourself; everyone else is already taken'

Oscar Wilde, Writer

Now that you've had a chance to explore the intersection of documentary and social change, it's a good time to evaluate what matters most to you. Your priorities and passion may evolve over time, but understanding both will help you to know where to focus energy as you get started.

Explore for yourself but also with your collaborators as you start to build a team. It is important to recognise and respect each other's priorities, and chart a course of action that best suits the goals for you as individuals and for the project.

Then, when the pressure does come on, you'll have the foundation you need to work through it – a reminder of where and why you got started...

Of course, we all want all the good things all of the time. It would be awesome to have a box office hit and the awards and change communities and and and... but:

What does success look like for you?

It's time to face your priorities – drag the items below into your personal order. Get everyone in the team to do it. Then share your top 3s – and discuss. There are no wrong answers.

Remember, no stance on this is wrong. The vital thing is to be honest.

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Click and drag to change the order


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