Acting is by no means an easy profession, but it certainly can be rewarding. Still, it takes a mentally tough individual to handle the constant prospect of rejection. Thankfully, inspiration is all around you. The following quotes reference the mental fortitude needed for success in a competitive world — and how the right mindset can open doors to opportunities you never imagined possible.

Morgan Freeman — On Succeeding After Setbacks

"Very often, you know, you stop walking because you say, ‘Well, I’m tired of climbing this hill. I’m never going to get to the top.’ And you’re only two steps from the top."

Jon Hamm — On the Value of Failure

"Don't be afraid to fail. It's not the end of the world and in many ways, it's the first step toward learning something better and getting better at it."

Peter Sarsgaard — On the Need for Challenge

"If all the circumstances of acting are made too easy, then there’s no grain of sand to make the pearl."

Idina Menzel — On Accepting Yourself And Dealing With Shortcomings

"You can't get it all right all the time, but you can try your best. If you've done that, all that's left is to accept your shortcomings and have the courage to try to overcome them."

Mindset alone won't get you your dream acting job — training also matters. The Tom Todoroff Studio provides comprehensive training to help you take the next step in your acting career. To get started, call 212-362-8141 or complete our contact form online.