Got some words of wisdom from a veteran actor today. We were talking about work ethic and ego as actors. 30 years has taught him the most important thing an actor can do is to be liked by his coworkers. Seems like common sense. But unfortunately insecurities, ego, and a whole lot of other b.s causes some actors to come off as immature high school pricks. At times I find myself a victim of my own insecurities and ego. Most of the time it causes my perspective to become warped and destructive. For example I recently auditioned for a role. I got notes back that the Producers weren’t sold on me. Right away I took this as a failure on my part. A rejection. I am not liked! I have no talent! But wait a minute. Why am I thinking this? Funny how my whole life I work to be happy and secure with who I am and with five words ” not sold on you yet” my world crumbles and I feel like I should just jump off a bridge. But why do I give these words so much credit? I guess I care… or maybe I’m just insecure. Or… wait a minute! What it comes down to after reading what I just wrote is… THICK SKIN is a must. Pretty simple, but it took me close to 226 words to figure it out. So the question is… what do you do to figure things out and get your head straight? I just discovered mine… blogging!
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