Monday, 30 January 2012

We are all in need of....

A motivational quote!

I don't usually do autobiographical posts, but I feel at a dead end recently and have a feeling many people are with me.  So I am spending my morning wallowing, wondering why it is that everything I try to achieve, every job or audition I attend always comes back with the same answer.  I'm always the understudy, I was just "pipped to the post", I've made the reserve list.  I wish someone could pinpoint what I'm doing wrong, but they never can - everyone else is just somehow better.

So a friend advised me to read a sort of 'self help' book - which I admit I had reservations about.  It's called The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, and some of the stories and quotes in there really have kept me going.  Here's mine for today:

"No" is a word on your path to "Yes."  Don't give up too soon.  Not even if well-meaning parents, relatives, friends and colleagues tell you to get "a real job." Your dreams are your real job.
-Joyce Spizer

[Coincidentally, whilst writing this I got a call for an interview.  No doubt I'll still be reading a bit of Jack when they decide to reject me and say I'm next in line if another position comes up.]