When actors should give up and quit their dreams of becoming an actor

October 1, 2015

When actors should give up and quit their dreams of becoming an actor.

Acting is tough. Who ever tells you that making it as an actor is easy, is lying to you and you should really reevaluate any other tips this person provides.

In any job, dream or career aspiration, it is important to keep in mind that no one has more interest in your success than you do and the only way only way to become a successful working actor is by taking full responsibility and work hard toward your goals.

That is why you should never give up and work on getting a tough skin to protect yourself from the thousands of rejections you are going to face on a daily basis. Every actor will experience the word no millions of times through out their career, but only those actors who continue working on gaining new fans, creating new content, working on their craft will eventually hear that first yes. And over time you will hear a lot more people telling you yes.

Persistence and never giving up is what separates professionals from the amateurs and wannabe actors. If hearing rejection on a consistent basis pisses you off and makes you sad, then you are pursuing acting for all of the wrong reasons. That is why it is important you develop a tough skin. Learn how to see rejection as part of the job and understand that every actor goes through it.

Casting directors, producers and directors constantly criticize actors. It is only part of the job. But, it is important actors understand they are not personally attacking you, they are doing their job and attempting to create the scene for a TV show or movie. Chances are good that the person that rejected you today may hire you for a different role tomorrow.

It is important to remember that there is a fine line between never giving up and being stupid. Never giving up requires you to find out what works and what does not work and only working on what works. That is why doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results when it comes to acting is not only stupid it is pretty damn crazy. Therefore you should be persistent, not stupid, and you will go a lot further in your acting career.

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