Training to Be the Best
No matter how good you are, you can always be better. LeBron James, touted as the greatest basketball player of this time, said that after the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat for the 2011 NBA Championship, he "had to go back to the basic." In an interview after his Miami Heat won the 2012 NBA Championship James said:
"The best thing that happened to me was us losing in the Finals [in 2011], and me playing the way I played. It was the best thing to ever happen to me in my career because basically I got back to basics. It humbled me. I knew I was going to have to change as a basketball player, and I was going to have to change as a person to get what I wanted."
James could have done nothing, and he probably would have eventually reached his goal, but he chose to take the proactive route. He took the time to get better. He didn't stop striving for excellence because he was already "good;" he chose to be better.
As actors, we too should be striving to continually improve. After every job, I take time to evaluate what worked and where I should improve. Often this type of self-evaluation sends me running back to class with new objectives for improving my craft. Learning and growing are lifelong pursuits. So why not invest time into being the best actor you can be. Don't let your career be one of those of what might have been. You have the power to take control of your career and turn all of your "what might have beens" into what is or what was. Become the actor you have always dreamed of being. Check out our classes or find a class somewhere, and take your talent and skill to the next level!
"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, [t]he saddest are these: 'It might have been!'" ~From the poem Maud Muller, by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).