Chasing goals you can control
Something I noticed around the start of this year was that quite a few people I came across had set goals for big, exciting changes they want to achieve in 2014 that are beyond their control.
A good example is getting a new job. I noticed a couple of people who’d set goals to “get a job at x” or “work for x” this year.
This reminded me of something I learned as an actor. Actors are, for a large part of the time, at the mercy of others. Most of us are vying for roles that are overwhelmed with applicants, chasing down directors and producers who have too many actor friends already, and sending card after card to agents, hoping to get signed. And that’s if we’re being proactive about our careers (of course, there are other ways to go about getting...