Famed Hollywood actor, Matthew McConaughey, has led a interesting life since his breakout role in Dazed and Confused (1993). Greenlights is a collection of McConaughey’s journals dating back to his early days. Relive his core values that led to his iconic life in this best seller.
Key takeaway: McConaughey was known as the rom com guy for the early part of his career and he was type casted. He no longer wanted to be so one dimensional and in a tough period of his life rejected numerous offers staying on the sidelines for almost a year to stay true to his belief in winning an Oscar in another genre.
Quote of the book: “The problems we face today eventually turn into blessings in the rearview mirror of life. In time, yesterday’s red light leads us to a greenlight. All destruction eventually leads to construction, all death eventually leads to birth, all pain eventually leads to pleasure. In this life or the next, what goes down will come up. It’s a matter of how we see the challenge in front of us and how we engage with it. Persist, pivot, or concede. It’s up to us, our choice every time.”
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