Hannah was on the verge of giving up on her acting dream... Did she?
Although Hannah is not a real person, I'd like to think that you can come up with the ending you want for yourself. Will you give up on your acting career?
Hannah's story illustrates what most actors (and people in general, for that matter) experience in their lives.
I know this was true for me - spinning my wheels for years and years and going nowhere! It took me to age 30 to realize it.
We spend years doing the same things, thinking somehow we’ll break through. But it’s only when we take a good hard look at what we’re doing in a hard, honest way that we realize 80-90% of it is not actually helping us in any significant way.
For those of us who never realize it, sadly they'll work themselves to death and never have a chance to enjoy the process, or they'll quit on their dreams.
Do you have a dream of one day performing on Broadway? Do you have a dream of one day playing the lead in a major feature film?
What are you doing to get there?
And what are you doing that’s NOT helping you get there?
I ask you now... take a good hard look at your day to day activities. What’s taking up 80% of your time each week that you can cut out? And what can you replace it with that will actually give you the best chance of moving forward?
If you do this, I promise you... Your entire career trajectory will shift for the better, you’ll be way less stressed, and your quality of life will improve drastically. It might be scary to cut things out, but a wise person once said that the scariest choices are the ones you most need to make.
What can you cut out, and what can you do more of to move forward?
I'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment below on what changes you plan to make :)
I'm all about simplification. Don't ask "What can I START doing to get more acting work?" Instead ask, "What should I STOP doing?" Click here to read about the only three traits actors need to be successful.