Trusting the Process
That word has come up a lot since my move to the city. Process. The teachers at Esper used it many times. The work we were doing was all about the process, and not so much the results. In the classroom, we were told to “feel free to make every mistake in the book. It’s about the process.” I’ve come across it in books, heard it spoken by a career coach. I’ve felt the word staring me in the face, especially lately.
That’s where I’m at right now. I’m working on trusting the process. Open call auditions, self-submitting for projects, getting out and seeing shows, meeting other actors and casting directors, reading plays, voice lessons, monologue work, updating my website, Facebook, mailings…all of it. I’m trying to keep my focus on those things and not get hung up on the results. I’m trusting that as long as I keep doing the work, the results will take care of themselves. Holding onto that trust is not always easy. I’m also working on being able to say “NO” to things that don’t line up with my goals, and that’s not exactly easy either. But, I’m working on it.
I guess you could say I am in the process of learning to trust the process.
Also praying…I’m doing a lot of praying.