When I was coming up as a young actor, I had the opportunity to audition for LucasArts. In those days we would audition at our talent agency, and for this audition, one of the game developers was there listening and directing our auditions! I was thrilled… and sweating.
I gave the audition my all. Left my agent’s office high on the opportunity, the possibility, and the adrenaline. For days afterwards, I was hanging near the phone - hoping to hear that I booked it. But I heard nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
Fast forward one year, and my agent calls to tell me that LucasArts wants me to come in and record a project with them.
“But I haven’t auditioned for them recently” I said, feeling bewildered.
“They auditioned you a year ago, and they are working on a project that is right for you now.” she replied.
Wow! I hung up, amazed. It was the first time that I realized how important every audition is, and how the seeds we sow each day working in our booths may very well bear fruit with potential clients in ways that we can’t anticipate.
As you reflect on this past year, please remember to balance any disappointment with the reminder that you don't know what the future holds. The magic of this business is that new opportunities arise all the time. You never know how perfect-for-you the next audition will be, who will be thinking about you, or may already be thinking about you, and you have no idea of your impact.
So carry on! Persevere! Keep on doing your auditions, keep on making your booth awesome, keep on growing yourself, keep on putting your unique talent out there. You are doing fantastic! The unknown is exciting, invigorating, and filled with potential. Believe in the abundance of your future.
-P.S. I went on to record four very fun projects with LucasArts and had the experience of a lifetime.
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