“When a person attempts something intellectually or physically they usually succeed! Yet, most people imagine they will fail more often than succeed and never attempt what they want to do. What we do not do out of fear is experienced as failure.” – Karen Harvey’s Study of Self-esteem
Every person you meet can change your life,
if you’re paying attention.
And every person you meet can have their life
changed by you, if you’re willing.
“It is not the critic that counts. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marked by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasm and great devotions, and spends themselves in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fail while daring greatly; so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Teddy Roosevelt
WARNING: There is no quick course to learn the craft of acting. There are no magicians/coaches who can help everyone in a short period of time. Each participant is uniquely different in their strengths, needs, and time lines.
It is like anything else you do with pride; you work and work at it slowly, building a solid foundation of tools and skills from which to advance your understanding and talent. It takes years to become a pro tennis champ, the professional pianist doesn’t learn to play in eight short hours, and the actor/actress likewise must dedicate themselves to their craft.
When you hear promises of instant access to your emotions, or that “you will be an amazing actor in as little as ….”
RUN – DON’T WALK!