I’ve done it, you’ve done it, we’ve all done it: Seen someone doing something either online or in real life that you’re all like “Pshaw, they don’t have half the experience I do in that subject!” “They don’t know anything about ___, they have no right to be doing that, the nerve!” and yet, they’re selling their services in said craft, or auditioning for things in your field. What’s the major difference between you and them?
No matter how much I poke fun at these people, I always admire their confidence. They’re putting themselves out there, with enough confidence and ego to not get the nervous jitters to stop themselves. No matter how misguided they may be about their skillset, the fact of the matter is, they are putting themselves out there and you’re not. So, of course they’re going to get opportunities’ and chances that you’re not.
The biggest thing that I’ve realized recently, is that you really need to put yourself out there. Not only that, but come what may, you need to have the confidence to do so. Lately, I’ve been auditioning for things (which I haven’t done in years) and recording things that I wouldn’t usually do. Why is that? I figure, if people with an over-inflated confidence level can do this, so can I! I mean, in the end what are you losing if you audition for something? Nothing but your time, really. The worst thing you can get is a ‘No’ and honestly, more people need to get used to hearing this so they can muster up the strength to do things they wouldn’t normally do.
The worst thing you can do is run from your fears, instead of fight through them. There is nothing more stifling than yourself: your brain is your worst enemy. Fight it, get a bit of an ego, be confident in yourself and your abilities and get out there and go get your dreams! Raaaawr!