One of the key things which most successful people have showcased in their lives is ambition, the desire to reach above where they are and to continue to do so until they get to where it is that they wish to be. No matter whether this is a CEO, an artist or an athlete, the desire to reach for the stars is more important than any skillset which someone may possess. A skilled person without ambition will end up nowhere.
This brings us to the brilliant Roger Wolfson, a man who you may not know instantly but a man who has written words which you will definitely have heard, thanks to the wealth of hit TV shows which he has written for. Roger is a brilliant writer and that is why he has managed to forge such a great career for himself, beyond this however he has always been ambitious and it is this which has driven him to find the success which he has.
People’s ambition is sparked at different times but in Roger’s case he had it from a very young age and the moment that he knew that he had something of a gift with regards to writing, he knew that he wanted to forge out a very successful career for himself. Roger studied 2 degrees, one in law and one in politics, and then went on to do a Masters in writing, clearly commitment to his craft from the outset.
Law and Beyond
Roger went straight into the field of law and after a couple of years was asked to be an advisor for some episodes of the smash TV show Law and Order. It didn’t take long for the executives at the network to recognize how knowledgeable Roger was or that he was a great writer, and so he made the switch from law to television. People don’t make these kind of changes on a whim, they do so because they are confident in their own ability and they are ambitious enough to try something different which may be the ticket to taking them further up the ladder. This is what Roger showed with the decision to turn his back on law in favor of the television.
Roger spent a couple of years learning the ropes around TV script writing, working on shows like Saving Grace and Fairly Legal. Once he felt that he knew his way around, Wolfson then started to pen his own series and was often speaking with execs about them allowing him to create his own show, which he has now done with the fabulous show about the U.S. Embassy in Rome, which is showing on Crackle. Again, here we see the ambition which the man has, taking on his very own show.
Who knows what is next for Roger, perhaps his own network! This is a greta example of just what ambition can do for you.