Every Great Has a Whiplash “Fletcher” Within
Whiplash was a riveting movie. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) is the emotionally abusive instructor who pushed Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) to literal death-defying limits in music. But Andrew had a Fletcher inside him long before this instructor. Every person who has a deep desire to master their craft possesses [a version of] a Fletcher personality within. The obsession to make a legendary mark, to be one of the greats, will come with great fear, great doubt, great pressure, great opposition. But there’s just enough support—a simple nod or word of affirmation—when you need it most. Keep going.