Because you are worth it!
By Kevin Michael Murphy(Actor-Voice Teacher)
Being an actor sucks.
Auditioning really sucks.
We've all been there. You prepare for an audition, things are going great, but when you get in the room your nerves get the best of you and you fall flat on your face.
If only we had something to help us deal with our anxiety.
Well, I recently discovered these "Daily Affirmations for the Actor" on actor, Jack Plotnick's website. Jack teaches workshops on audition anxiety in LA and sometimes in NYC.
Check them out!
My personal favorites for right before an audition or performance:
- I release and destroy my need to get this job.
- I am going to take it from where I am.
- I release my need to control this audition. I know that I am not strong enough to control it, and therefore ask my higher power to be there to lovingly guide me through it.
- I am going to approach this scene as an improv.
- I release and destroy my need to be an “Actor”. Let them be the “Actors”, and have all the responsibilities that come with it. I am just here to be myself and have fun. (or simply “I’m not an actor. I’m just here to be myself and have fun.”)
- (For Comedy) I release my need to be funny. I am here to tickle myself.
- (For Drama) I will not make choices, however I will allow choices to happen.
- I release and destroy my need to impress them. Fuck them. I can hate them.
More terrific affirmations:
- I am grateful for all the good in my life. I am worthy of all the good in my life.
- All is well in my world. I am one with the universe and have more than I need.
- I am relaxed, trusting in a higher plan that is unfolding for me.
- I release and destroy my attachment to results. I am here to enjoy the journey.
- I release and destroy my need to feel unworthy. I know that I am worthy of all the good in life and now lovingly allow myself to accept it. As I repeat this affirmation, my outer effect of procrastination fades away and I no longer feel the need to delay my own good.
- This, or something greater, for my highest good, and the highest good of all concerned.
- I forgive myself, unconditionally.
There is a bunch of great stuff on this website pertaining to audition and performance anxiety. Check it out here!