Happiness, by its very nature, encourages trust, spontaneity, optimism and enthusiasm. When you’re happy, you find that people instinctively gravitate to you and like you…and ALL of this on top of your great talent is a heavenly mix!
In my last message about happiness, I brought up the Law of Attraction as a big part of why successful actors are successful. What I mean by that is, with a few notable exceptions, most “stars” or actors/artists/directors/industry players we admire, all got to the top because, by their very nature, they were happy to start with. They inspire you to get to where they are. Not because of what they have, but because of who they are.
But they ALL started exactly where you are right now, wherever that is on your journey. How can I assume that they were happy first and then got the “goodies” i.e., fame, fortune, acknowledgement, Oscars/Emmys, great talent agents, money and more? Because of how they speak about their beginnings and what it took, and still takes, to keep up the pace of being a successful actor/artist.
They don’t share the crap or the things they didn’t love that they had to do. They didn’t say “I hated my first three agents” or “in the beginning I knew I knew more than that awful director I was working with” or “so-and-so is a total dweeb”. No, they keep it light, tell only the good things about their journey and this is ON TV and OFF the air. People who have “made it” are always speaking about how grateful, appreciative, and happy they are to be, do, and have the ability to act for a living. You could do this too. Hint: you could start today and your life would look completely different by next week.
By the way, YOUR happiness is an inspiration to others. It’s a gift, just like your gift of talent. Everyone benefits from true happiness…everyone benefits from your happiness.
So let’s review. You want to be a successful actor? START WITH BEING HAPPY! How do you be happy? You let your natural, unconditioned, original self be revealed. You answer “How are you?” with words like “great!”, “so good the right words haven’t been invented to tell you”, and/or “do you have a few minutes so I can share the amazing 20 things that have happened to me today and it’s only 11am?”
Have a fabulous day…and always remember, speak your future into existence today! And be happy.
I welcome your positive, enlightened, and inspirational comments below.