“Find your passion,” we often hear these words, but many of us struggle to discover what we love to do, especially young ones. According to Charlotte Kirk, you only live once. She is an Award-Winning British Actress who started her acting career at 11, co-star in Vice (2015) with Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane, co-wrote and starred in a new film, The Lair. If you don’t love what you do, what’s the point of doing it and having success? Challenge yourself and try many different things to find out what you’re passionate about.
“If you want to reach the top level of success, you have to be passionate about what you do.” - Charlotte Kirk
Be Disciplined and have a Laser Focus
In this day and age of social media, it's hard to focus. There are many distractions. Pushing yourself to do the same thing every day is difficult, just like trying to work out for 30 minutes every morning. To stay focused on her career, Charlotte developed self-discipline. She's setting back some time for certain things. She said you must prioritize to keep focused; otherwise, things will get overwhelming.
"I discipline myself to do the things I don't want. Because the things I don't want to do help me towards my end goal, which is something I want to do." - Charlotte Kirk
Instead of scrolling on your phone all day, why not plan your day to know where you will spend your time? Sometimes, you have to take a break and refresh. For example, you can take your dog for a walk or listen to music that inspires you.
Find Your Passion
First, figure out what you want to do. Many people do things they don't like just because it is the easy way out. Challenge yourself and try many different things to find out what you're passionate about. When she was 19, Charlotte realized she wanted to pursue acting after finishing drama school. She tried multiple scary things, like learning a sword fight. She said she was scared, but she ended up loving it. Then, that opened a whole new opportunity for her.
She loves action movies, and the next one she did was The Lair, a full-blown action movie. She has to learn how to fire a gun. She stated, "I never shot and never used a gun before. And then there I, shooting an AK47… Every film has new challenges and new skill sets I didn't think I would like."
You will also face the time you'll hesitate to do something. Charlotte's advice is to go for it! If you don't like it or are unsure, go for it because you'll only know if you try. She felt scared to try new things, but fear did not stop her. Now, she's doing what she's passionate about - acting, which has become her career.
You are looking at other's people life through a tiny screen. However, only some of what you see in there is real. Quite a few people are scared of being themselves. Whatever or whoever you are, there's only one you. Embrace your uniqueness.
"Don't try to fit in, don't try to be like everyone else. Be you." - Charlotte Kirk