One last thing to consider that I want to talk about is to
'Disconnect the vulnerability button.'
People say stupid things. Sometimes they say things that aren't stupid
at all but that make you feel like shit nonetheless. If you want to stay
sane and healthy in the acting business you need to stop reading
anything into everything that is being said, especially by those people
who are trying hard to get you jobs, your agent and casting directos.
People tend to make off-hand comments, good or bad, that they don't
really mean. So don't loose your head when you hear something negative
and don't build something good up until it is confirmed. The last thing
you need as an actor are all those meaningless negative things to eat
away at you and the disappointment after finding out that a 'Well done!'
didn't mean you got the job.
Disconnecting yourself from other people's opinions in this way is
probably easier said than done but if you keep reminding yourself about
all the meaningless off-hand comments you make yourself, you'll see that
it just doesn't pay to get your panties in a wad.
So long and until next time!