According To My Current Strengths and Weaknesses, Would I Be A Good Fit For A Carrareer in the Film Industry
Strengths: Good with social Media, Good with electronics, and Good at writing.
Weaknesses: Dislike young children, Hates standing in front of a room, Hates giving presentations, Not Organized, Easily put off task, bad speller, procrastination.
I desire to go into Film Editing.
Great reflections and question, Heather!
You would be amazed at how many people are not tuned in to what they're truly good at versus just ok or what we do that energizes us and we lose track of time doing versus put off, procrastinate or loath. The fact that you're already starting to identify those things is really impressive.
I don't have a background in the Film Industry specifically but can quickly think of many different jobs that make the industry - each with different demands. A director role for example requires you to be 'in front of' all sorts of people (even if from behind the camera) so that'd probably not be your most comfortable spot.
On the other hand, what you have expressed interest in, Editing, is something very different. With so much being done digitally, you can imagine that role has hours and hours of solitude - being alone at the computer doing the work. You'd likely still have to engage with small teams and talk with people - present versions/ideas/your editorial vision and check if meets the directors and producers vision, but that'd be a far cry from always being front and center.
I would encourage you to be attentive to the things you specifically feel disorganized about and the things you put off and procrastinate. If that is a universal behavior regardless of what you are working on, then you'll want to look for hacks, tricks, or methods that work for you - those are pretty fundamental to most any aspect of work and life. On the other hand, if you seem to be selective on what you procrastinate or feel disorganized on, that's telling you something you should pay attention to.
Brian recommends the following next steps:
A person changes from time to time so try find out where your heart lies and go after it. Mould your strengths as per your requirements. But just have that passion in you. Do not ever give up on what you want. Life will definitely give you what you want if you are hungry enough for it.
Mainly if you start initial step it should challenge you and you should enjoy that.