In a recent video blog, producer, writer, and actor Tyler Perry shares his advise on how to become successful.
He says, “Plant your seed in the ground, water it, and believe…I planted my seed, I worked really hard…focus on one thing, one area, put all of your energy into watering one area. If you spread the water across many, many seeds you won’t have as much water for that one seed. Focus on that one thing, make it your priority and stick with it not matter what.”
I must admit, although I loved many of Tyler’s plays pre-big screens and big budgets, I have since found his more recent work repetitive and, at times, buffonery. However,, I think he should be applauded for all he’s been able to achieve. He’s broken many barriers and his art is just that, his art. For fellow producers who’ve handed out their criticism I’d say to counter act those portrayals of black people they hate so much, do something about it. Show another aspect. Nonetheless, you have to give credit where it’s due and because of all his hard work, he deserves his success. Well said Tyler!