I’ve heard and read a lot lately about actors saying that they had to “sacrifice” for their art. In researching the definition of the word, it says that sacrifice is the destruction or surrender or loss of something for the sake of something else. Why do we have to lose something for our art? Doesn’t it just come down to choices? I choose to commit fully to my actor craft and my actor business because that’s what I want, not that I have to give something up for my art to get what I want. It comes down to mentality. Half-full. I want so I do. Half-empty. I have to give something up to do. It all comes down to mentality and choices.
My “bible” is on my desk and I refer to it every day. In it is everything that inspires me to focus on my actor craft and actor business.
On page 1 is that famous Abraham Hicks quote: “…your real work is to decide what you want and then focus upon it. For it is through focusing upon what you want that you will attract it. That is the process of creating.” Below that, I pose a question to me: What Did I Do Today To Move Myself Closer To My Goals?
What did you do today to move yourself closer to your goals?