I like Seth Godin’s blog. His posts encourage thinking critically about what you do while still feeling positive.
One post seems very relevant for indie filmmakers, about how to decide whether to take a gig:
The gigs you take early will almost certainly impact the way your career looks later on. If you want to build a law practice in the music industry, you’ll need to take on musicians as clients, even if the early ones can’t pay enough…
Maybe it seems like this gig or that gig is the best you can get because that’s all you’re exposing yourself to. Almost always, the best gig I could get is shorthand for the easiest gig I could get.
Read the whole thing.