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Question of the Day


Why didn't I get the role I wanted?

Dear Mike, I had a role in a play that I really wanted... I threw myself into getting the part. I studied the script as if I had the role. I did relaxation techniques and saw myself in the role. I spent several weeks preparing for the audition. But I did not get the role, I did not even get the second role, I was given a minor role - people associated with the theater were amazed. I learned later the role had been pre-cast. This is the first time I had feelings of anger about not being given a role. It surprises me and I have had to "deprogram" myself. What should I be aware of next time so I don't fall into this negative affect?


Answer


Don't attach yourself, and your happiness, to a specific narrowly defined outcome - this is messing with the details. A particular...
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Question of the Day


Why didn't I get the role I wanted?

Dear Mike, I had a role in a play that I really wanted... I threw myself into getting the part. I studied the script as if I had the role. I did relaxation techniques and saw myself in the role. I spent several weeks preparing for the audition. But I did not get the role, I did not even get the second role, I was given a minor role - people associated with the theater were amazed. I learned later the role had been pre-cast. This is the first time I had feelings of anger about not being given a role. It surprises me and I have had to "deprogram" myself. What should I be aware of next time so I don't fall into this negative affect?


Answer


Don't attach yourself, and your happiness, to a specific narrowly defined outcome - this is messing with the details. A particular role is not the end result, it is a cursed how.

The end result you're after is to be a fulfilled, accomplished, and respected actor, so leave your attachment there. Which roles you get are up to the Universe. This doesn't mean don't go after roles. And this doesn't mean you can't want particular roles. You just need to understand that things are working themselves out for the best, whether or not you can see it. If you don't get something you want, at least you won't lose faith, and you can stay on track toward your broader goal.

Who knows what kind of problems, or nightmares even, might have sprung up if you had gotten something you weren't "supposed" to get. Be glad for how things turned out and keep looking forward.
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