Ten Habits of Confident Actors

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How to behave like a confident actor

As actors we are all too often being judged by others. We try and please agents, directors, casting directors, producers. We are constantly putting ourselves in to a subservient and low status role. All of this, teamed up with the rejection we face on such a regular basis can often take away our confidence.
What other people think of me is not my business. What I do is what I do. How people see me doesn’t change what I decide to do.
When we start to lack confidence we begin to doubt ourselves and start to think that ‘it is never going to happen’ – and you know what, when you are feeling like this it very rarely does happen!
You are allowing yourself to simply drift through life and go with the flow. Without confidence you begin to hide away from pushing yourself or stepping outside of your comfort zone because it seems pointless to do so.
People often believe that confident people are born that way, it is black or white, you either have it or you don’t. I completely disagree.
we have to learn to kind of embrace what makes us unique, and embrace our strength and then if people don’t like it, f**k it.
Idina Menzel
Confidence is a behaviour and is all about habits. Once you start to tweak your choices and start laying the building blocks of confidence you will see it grow and grow. Once it starts to grow you can practice more which builds more confidence which leads to more practice. It is a never ending cycle – there is no quick fix to becoming confident, it takes time.