One of the highest places you can get to
is being independent of the good opinions of other people.”
– Dr. Wayne Dyer
So, you didn’t get the part. They “went another way.” When this happens, do you take it personally, feel rejected and start questioning yourself or your talent? Or, do you tell yourself, “it’s just one opinion and something better is on its way to me.”
What if the people the entertainment industry considers to be “experts”, are sometimes wrong? Here are 10 examples of why you shouldn’t care what others think!
The following is a list of 10 famous OPINIONS from people who were considered to be “experts” in their field, whose “good opinion” turned out to be REALLY WRONG!
Think of this list the next time you don’t get the part…
1)“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”
– President of Warner Brothers rejecting the idea of moving into talking pictures, 1927.
2) “We don’t like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out.”
– Mike Smith, Decca A&R manager, turning down The Beatles, 1962.
3) “Bach’s compositions are deprived of beauty, of harmony and of clarity of melody.”
– Johann Schiebe, music critic, 1737.
4) “In “Wuthering Heights”, all the faults of “Jane Eyre” are magnified a thousand fold, and the only consolation is that it will never be generally read.”
– North British Review, 1849.
5) “What can you do with a guy with ears like that?”
– Jack Warner, rejecting Clark Gable, 1930.
6) “The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad.”
– Bank president advising against investing in Ford, 1903.
7) “We don’t need you. You haven’t gone through college yet.”
– Hewlett-Packard executive, rejecting Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniack and their new Apple Personal Computer. They went it alone, and well, you know the rest of the story!
8) “Mr. Reynolds, you have no talent. Mr. Eastwood, you have a chip on your tooth, your Adam’s apple sticks out too far, and you talk too slow.”
– A Universal Pictures boss dismissing Burt and Clint at the same interview in 1959.
9) “Fred Astaire: can’t act. Can’t sing. Balding.. Can dance a little.”
– MGM Talent scout, 1928.
10) “Forget it Louis. No Civil War film ever made a nickel.”
– Irving Thalberg of MGM, telling Louis B. Meyer not to bid for “Gone With The Wind”.
“Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.
When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others,
you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”
– Don Miguel Ruiz (Author of The Four Agreements)
On your acting journey, some people aren’t going to “get you.” They might think you are too tall, too short, too fat, too thin, too pretty, not pretty enough, too commercial, too theatrical, not talented enough and on and on!
And they can express their “good opinions” loud and clear, and your inner voice can say:
It doesn’t matter what other people think of me.
What other’s think has more to do with themselves than me.
I now allow myself to thrive and succeed no matter what.
Anytime I don’t get a part, I simply state,”something even better is on it’s way to me.”
I relax and allow, and so it is.
It’s all about mastering your inner game, so that you can continue on your path.
Here’s to your persistence paying off in amazing ways!~ Wendy Braun