I saw Oprah Winfrey in an interview with the cast for the movie The Butler. She said something that was very interesting. She said that some time ago she came to the conclusion that she did not plan on acting any more and was hesitant about taking the role. Oprah said that what made her decide to take the role as the wife in the upcoming movie, was that she felt that the world needed to see a middle class African-American family in a drama on-screen. As she pointed out you do not see this very often. She also pointed out other attributes that she felt that the world needed to see brought out by this character in the film.
As I watched her talk I thought to myself what is it that I want the world to see? What part do I need to play on the big screen of life in order for it to be seen? What is it that I want my children to see to be inspired to live the best life that they can? What is my new movie and role going to look like?
Don’t be mistaken, we are all playing a part and it is being watched by the world. Some of our parts are being played marvelously and serve as an inspiration to others. . Some of our parts may not be so interesting. Some of us have played great roles but now it is time for another. It is up to us what part we are to play. If we pay attention to our hearts and intuitions we will be contacted and asked to play the role of a lifetime. If we are still here it is not too late.
This is my question to you. What is it that you feel the world needs to see from you? Are you willing to do what it is you have to do to play that role?