What you resist persists. Ever heard this saying first stated by Carl Jung? Well it is true. And it’s something that is especially important to be aware of as an actor so you can avoid hanging on to pesky habits that no longer serve you.
“Here’s the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don’t want, and they’re wondering why it shows up over and over again.”
I am so tired of always getting the smallest part in the play. I hate how my voice always cracks on the high note! Why do I always mess up at my auditions?
This way of talking is called being in resistance. To resist means to oppose, so any time you are fighting against something, you are putting more energy on the thing you want to go away.
What we focus on is what we will bring about. So if you complain or worry about your voice cracking on the high note, guess what you are going to get?
So the more time you spend in resistance to something, the more difficult it will be for you to bring about something new.
Food for thought.