Oct 12, 2009 by     No Comments    Posted under: Attitude, Thousands of Stories


My commercial coach Mike Pointer talks a lot about how momentum is the key to success. The more I think about it, the more I think he’s right.

It’s about doing something, anything, every single day. You build momentum, and once you have it built there’s no stopping you. A train barreling down a hill at 100mph can not be stopped.

My challenge to you is to do just that. Something. Every single day. It can be as small as watching a new TV show or reading other great posts on acting. Then, keep track of it. I have a google doc in which I write down every single thing I did that day to further my acting career. I have my goals listed at the top (writing your goals down dramatically increases the likelihood of you achieving them) as a constant reminder. I write down everything: casting directors I connected with, movies I watched, auditions, time spent looking over headshots, time spent re-doing my website, time at the gym, these blog posts, anything I did that day related to my acting career. This should take you less than 5 minutes per day, but I promise you will start to feel better about what you’re already doing, and feel motivated to keep up the hard work.

Ben Whitehair is the Los Angeles contingent of this blog. Find out more information and view his materials on his website, or read the rest of his blog posts.