Last week I failed at something.
I don’t know why you are reading this but here you are. Perhaps you’re one of the many people who leave messages in the Guest Book, you say nice things about my work (thank-you by the way) and then you ask: ?How can I become a rock star? How can I get into Film School? What does it take to become an actor?? Well, I think I have the answer to all these questions – you have to fail at something first! As Judy Weston, my acting teacher, would always say ?To succeed you have to be prepared to fail spectacularly.? And you know what – we all do fail sometimes.
Last week I went for a meeting about a movie. I didn’t get the gig. I’m gutted. Word is that I disappointed the guys in the room. The script is great and I really wanted to make that movie. I can’t blame the six guys – they’re all sharp, clever, successful men but they didn’t like what I had to say. I answered their questions with passion and honesty and left the room exhausted but failed to impress them.
I’ve asked myself over and over: ?Why didn’t I say this, Why did I say that?? I now have the answer: I have a greater test ahead of me and I will now succeed at that, whatever it may be, because I failed at this. I’m stronger now. It’s one of Bob Buss’s rules 2gether fans – The John Travolta Rule.
So, if you?ve read this far you can either laugh at me (I can take anything I’ve cycled Going To The Sun Road) or you can learn from my mistakes by making your own. Feel free to look failure in the face, embrace it, enjoy it and learn from it because you will fail no matter how hard you try – nobody?s perfect.
Oh yeah – and if you see the trailer for a comedy next year about two young goombahs who get into film production while trying to plan a heist go see it – you’ll have a blast.