Project Fear

Wednesday, 31 August 2016


I use to find auditions highly terrifying and nerves definitely got the better of me a few years ago. I would get that sinking feeling, butterflies in my stomach and would be thinking 'I'm not good enough'. and 'they won't want me'

I knew that this is one of the most unhelpful feelings and thoughts that you can have. It held me back, made me not go to a casting or let my nerves get the better of me in the room.

Coming to realise that I was putting way too much pressure on myself in the casting room, I started to take a different view on auditions and life in general.

Fear was holding me back. What was I scared of? Fear on not succeeding? Fear of failing? Fear of being judged? But fear is created in your head, it's you projecting the worst out of a situation that hasn't even happened. 

I started to realise that it doesn't really matter if I don't succeed. What matters is that I tried my hardest and enjoyed my life along the way. I started to realise failing is the only way to learn and strengthen and I realised that people may judge but it doesn't matter, they are on their own path.

So I started to enter auditions as a chance to meet a casting director, director. producer and a place to show them what I can do, not what they can offer me. This changed me automatically in the room and I have booked more and more jobs. I urge you to give it a go.

In life I also realised that nothing actually matters so you might as well do what you want in life and fight for it. Fight for your dream in every way possible. I decided to put my whole self into trying to create a career around acting and creating and if I didn't succeed, well I had a bloody good go and I couldn't regret that because it makes me happy. 

Fear literally can stop your from chasing your dreams or taking chances that will further your life. So stop for a second, take a deep breath and remind yourself that you are creating that situation in your head, it's not real.

Say no to fear and yes to change and your dreams.

Joseph

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