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Acting and the Olympics

I recently read an interesting article from The Actors Market in New York City comparing acting to the Olympics. The author Gwyn Gilliss made some very interesting comparisons so I've decided to share some of these. She was talking about the present winter Olympics in Russia but whether it's the winter or summer Olympics the comparison is the same.

Whether it's horses at the summer Olympics or skiing at the winter Olympics the meaning for the athletes is the same.
Whether it's horses at the summer Olympics or skiing at the winter Olympics the meaning for the athletes is the same.
Diana De Rosa Photo
It may be the winter Olympics now going on but the horses were at the Summer Olympics and Beezie Madden was a member of the U.S. Team.
It may be the winter Olympics now going on but the horses were at the Summer Olympics and Beezie Madden was a member of the U.S. Team.
Diana De Rosa Photo

She called her release "The Olympic Mindset" and listed things such as the fact that sure Olympians want to win but first and foremost they are doing something they love and consider fun. Their goal to win comes from the fact that they believe in themselves and their talents.

Gwyn used words such as the ability to focus and follow through and have a clear vision. All you actors out there are you starting to get the connection.

There were more valuable words such as having discipline to weather the storm (and for those of us on the East Coast you really know what this means). The words creative and unique also are a direct connection to what acting is all about.

Gwyn ended with the fact that the Olympians are humble and they embrace simplicity. She clarified that by explaining that for them life is about achieving their goal and not allowing anything to get in the way. Those words are truly profound and deserve our attention.

These words are a good way to guide your career. So, thank you Gwyn for sharing (www.theactorsmarket.com).

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