Ever screw up an audition because you were so focused on getting the lines right? I have.
Ever get all of the lines right, feel amazing about your performance, and not get hired? I have.
Ever screw up some of the lines, feel like you could have done better + book the job? I have.
Why? Because, it’s not about the lines. It’s not about being perfect.
And, in those moments, I wish I had today’s mantra right in front of me to remember that:
You get hired because… the vision of what they want, and the essence of what you brought to the role that day are a match. Period.
The best actor doesn’t always win. The one who got the lines perfect doesn’t get extra gold stars.
So, bring your imperfect take on the character, have fun performing + let the rest go.
Here’s to bringing more of your creativity into the room, + leaving your perfectionism…
for folding your t-shirts.
Love,~ Wendy Braun
Morning Mindset Meditation
Perfectionism kills creativity. No one books the job because they get all the lines right. Ever.
I bring my essence of the character to the work. I free fall in the scene. I play, listen + react. I am present
I understand the meaning behind everything I say + I understand the meaning behind what others are saying as well.
I let go of obsessing about perfect memorization. It is not about being perfect. It’s about being present.
I relax, let go + have fun.
I go in with the intention to have fun performing in that moment. That’s it.
I let go of any need to book the job. The right roles find me at the right time.
I let go of over-thinking + over-planning.
I remind myself, that humans aren’t perfect + it’s my flaws, quirks, and imperfections that make me interesting.
I no longer try to hide behind being perfect.
I put myself in the given circumstances of the material + whatever flows out organically, IS perfect.
When I bring all of me into the audition room + stay present, I give an organic, powerful performance.