As I sit and ponder what most actors (and people) have in common, what I find stands out the most is that we all have something we fear. But I’m not talking about phobias (although some affect us more than others). I’m talking about fear of failure, or being embarrassed, or being made a fool of.
But all of that, comes from a place that we somehow don’t deserve to be happy. We don’t deserve to do what we want, when we want, how we want, for fear of being judged. Whether it’s our weight, or how we laugh too loud in a quiet restaurant, or going for a career most people think is impossible.
But I will stress to you, here and now–that YOU ARE WORTHY!
That’s an affirmation that we should be repeating to ourselves daily, that everyone, not just actors, needs to hear EVERYDAY.
I AM WORTHY of pursuing my dreams.
I AM WORTHY of being loved the way I want to be loved.
I AM WORTHY of taking a break when life gets too stressful.
I AM WORTHY of loving myself, just the way I am.
I AM WORTHY of respect.
That is all for this Tuesday as I say to myself “I am worthy of taking the rest of the day off.”