Reputation is important, to an extent. Who you are, what you do, why you do it, when you do it and where you do it all adds up to context. You can build that reputation up for years. Being known as a person who is always uplifting, always thinking of helping people in any way possible. Then, you get taken advantage of through some means of trying to help others and any negative reflection hurts you, and all parties involved.
Who gets the blunt of it? You of course. So now what? A million great things has amount to nothing in the depths of one uncontrolled event. All your hard work is placed under a table. Are you over? Not even close. You still have your word, you still have your inner strength. You still are you. What people perceive of you is on them. Look at this as an opportunity for growth. Learn from what has happened and work harder to make things right.
There is an old saying in entertainment; “You’re only as good as your last show”. Luckily, your last show is right before you give up. So, never give up. Fight on till your days of life say no, and even then, fight on! Your bad show is not your last show, it’s just another show in a line of many more great shows. Practice makes perfect! That’s why you must always clean off any dirt when you fall and move forward!
Break the walls of what is seen on the outside, for not everyone can see behind a big red curtain to the truth. That’s the illusion of acting, you’re believing what you’re seeing, not the pain, or any emotion going on in what prep came for that performance to happen. Actors have to carry that burden of their direction, their motivation, their context. Where as an audience need only take in what they see and create an emotional response to it all. Play on, play on…
Deadly Nights (Band)