On Twitter, the brother Ricky Tyree posted a motivational message for his fellow filmmakers, and really for anyone who’s pursuing their dreams and passions.
I don't know who need to hear this, but claim that shit & follow the signs. pic.twitter.com/ccSdiNxBE0— Ricky (Arrest Breonna Taylor's murderers) Tyree 🎬 (@_RickyTyree) December 14, 2020
Ricky’s tweet encourages folks to claim, or manifest, their success, and he uses examples such as Prince’s Rick James tour badge listing his position as “musician/star,” tweets from actress-writer Issa Rae and filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry, and an Instagram post from actress Zendaya.
These are clear examples of these individuals manifesting their successes, and by that, I mean they made their dreams and goals a reality through attraction and belief.
In other words, they thought it, and it happened.
That made me seek out the tweet at the top of this post, posted a little more than two years ago. That’s me, claiming that I will one day win an Academy Award. But more than that, it suggests a career that will ultimately lead to that point — one in which I will work my way up the Hollywood hierarchy, writing films that will be both critically acclaimed and commercially adored.
That means there’s more to manifestation than willpower and positive thinking — you gotta put in the work, son.
And so that is the goal for 2021. To work, to write, to sweat and persevere. I fully believe that I’ll make it one day.
I’ve already claimed it.
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