Monday Myth Debunkers: Your Acting Career Needs a Deadline.

Thanksgiving is almost here which means so is the dreaded question: “how’s acting going?” ⁠

But really, have you tried aunt Kate’s advice of submitting your resume to Warner Brothers? ;)⁠

We feel you.⁠

But before you decide it’s time to hang up your acting hat, consider a few things:⁠

𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺.⁠

This career has chosen you for a reason. There’s an undeniable fire inside when you practice your craft and your passion for storytelling is unwavering. ⁠

Giving up may seem like your best line of defense when things don’t go the way you had hoped, but that fire is almost impossible to put out. ⁠

As actors, it’s important to remember that you didn’t sign up for a 2-year program. There is no “ideal” or “normal” timeline for an acting career.⁠

How much work have you put into this career? How much time? Money? ⁠

Don’t you want to see what happens if you don’t give up?⁠

It’s easy to get discouraged and some days it’s hard to keep going—and quitting feels like the easier option. ⁠

𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴.⁠

But don’t take easy. Remind yourself this is a marathon, not a sprint. ⁠

Each day you are learning, growing, achieving more than you did yesterday. ⁠

Lucille Ball, Bryan Cranston, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carell. ⁠

What do all these actors have in common? They didn’t get their break until their 40’s–after decades of hard work, low budget projects and a lot of hustle. ⁠

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕚𝕗 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪 𝕘𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕞𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕧𝕖𝕤 𝕒 𝕕𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖?⁠

Before you think about turning out the light, remind yourself that you deserve to be here and you’re one step closer today than you were yesterday.⁠


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