I used to get really bummed when I didn’t book a big job, especially after a callback. I mean like, really bummed. I mean like, “if you need me, I’ll be in my room watching re-runs of My So Called Life & plowing through a pint of Ben & Jerry’s” bummed.
It’s hard not to take “no” personally. Everybody battles with rejection, but here’s the thing, you don’t have to. We recently came across this blog post featuring casting director Terry Berland. In this post Terry talks about the reality of rejection and how no doesn’t necessarily always mean no. She writes, “It is logical, and easy to say, you can’t be right for and book every job. But when you are in the throws of not being called back or booking the job, you might need a reminder that you are not being rejected; you just weren’t right this time.”
Most of the time our perception is what determines how we handle the challenges we face in this business. As we mentioned in our previous blog post, featuring Marc Graue, your attitude plays an enormous role in the outcome of your level of success. A little further on in Terry’s blogpost she says, “In a nutshell, rejection is not part of the vocabulary of the process. Talent who are successful at keeping positive attitudes and do not have feelings of being rejected are confident and knowledgeable enough to keep focused on their passion to act.”
The following quote by Ralph Marston is one of Voxy Lady Larissa Gallagher’s favorites & so we’ll leave you with this thought, “There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path, don’t allow yourself to be one of them.”
All the best,