Perhaps it is my fear of boredom that has lead me here.
In my notebook, I have a quote of indeterminate origin that I probably wrote down months ago because it struck me as a wordification of a thought I often have.
“To be a hero, hang on for a minute longer”
I could Google it, but heck, I am enjoying the mystery of it so DON’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME.
I will confess that I’ve spent a long time thinking that people who posted inspirational quotes on Facebook were depressed, lacking on internal motivation and/or were lame. But as I continue to pursue acting I think I finally get it, or maybe I’ve become incredibly lame. Both?
I’ve started living my life with the motto “I am going to do it because it terrifies me.” Similarly, I also dig what winner season five winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jinkz Monsoon, would say after getting feedback on challenges out of any sane person’s comfort zone “water off a duck’s back.”
Sometimes a mantra or a quote is what we need to convince ourselves that we can do something anxiety-ridden and not only live through it, but that it will help us develop skills and relationships. It’s a great way to shun the devil on your shoulder that is self-doubt.
So far, pushing myself out of my comfort zone has really helped me lead a very entertaining, fulfilling and awkward life ultimately culminating in things like a slow motion bar fight with Dave Koechner (no injuries), seeing my role models perform all the time and being in television pilot. If you change your frame of thinking from idol to role model, a whole lot is possible.
p.s. named the kitten Elvis <3 <3 <3