You‘ll be faced with a thousand obstacles in this career, many over which you have absolutely no control. Didn’t get the agent you submitted to? Can’t seem to get a call back or haven’t gotten any auditions from your online submissions lately? None of those are under your control.
Researching and attending an open call audition, submitting to 6 agents, doing your best work at the call back…those things are under your control.
But you have to know the difference…and when you figure that out you’ll be able to see there is always and really only one thing that you are in complete and absolute control of – your attitude.
Attitude is a choice. When you surrender control of your attitude to what seems to be a negative situation, you will react to that situation. More often than not, the reaction is a not so cool over-reaction. On the other hand, if you could keep your cool, you’d respond to the situation appropriately, creating a winning situation. What do I mean by this?
Attitude is such an important word and very few people truly understand it.
To be honest, it wasn’t until I was in my late 20’s when I finally understood its full impact. All through my teens and into my early adult life, I can’t tell you the number of times that I heard, “Lisa, if you’d just change your attitude, you would be a lot better off.” In retrospect I can easily see the cause of my problem. I didn’t know what attitude really was, let alone know how to change it! Looking back I’m fairly certain my search to find working solutions to my problems is what began my life-long obsession with learning.
Attitude is the composite of your thoughts, feelings and actions. Your conscious mind controls feeling and ultimately dictates whether your feelings will be positive or negative by your choice of thoughts, then your body displays those choices through action and behavior.
Thoughts = Feelings = Actions = Results
I’ve said it over and over and over in my seminars, workshops, coaching programs and will continue to in these posts.
I hope taking control of your attitude begins a magnificent journey in pursuit of you having everything you want. But you’ll have to wisely choose your attitude to gain some altitude!
Now tell me some of your favorite stories where attitude has come into play with regard to your career. Good and bad, there are lessons to be shared!