As I was browsing the web this week, I came across this article. I was really moved by what she said. She had some great insight and some really good thoughts! "Acting is tough. The hardest part of it is the fact that you’re not going to get every role you want, no matter how badly you want it or how perfect you think you are for it. They say you’ve got to have a thick skin in this business- you have to be prepared to be rejected. But instead of telling you how to deal with rejection, all everyone keeps saying is “something better is coming”, “one door closes, another one opens”, “it’s their loss”, “everything happens for a reason” etc. Those sentiments are all well and good, but none of them have ever actually made me feel better when I wasn’t cast in a show I had my heart set on."
We have all been there! And even if your not an "Actor" as a performer, we have all felt that rejection. It's hard. It sucks. Why do we keep doing it? Because we love it! We can't get enough of it! Which brings me to how Erin ended her blog.
"So before you send that angry email or post on facebook about how horrible a director is for not casting you, try to consider the future. Burning bridges is a good way to destroy your reputation as a performer and is not worth it for a show that will come around somewhere else in another year or two. There will always be opportunities as long as you allow yourself to be open to them and wait for the right ones to come along. Break lots of legs out there, and never forget to have fun and enjoy sharing your passion with the world."
If you love it THAT MUCH don't ruin your chances by not stopping the impulse to overshare on facebook or sending that email. You got this! Remember we are here for all of you! So if you need some love, understanding and someone to talk to about rejection, we are your people!! Come talk to us and get it off your chest so you can move onto your next big project or opportunity!
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