Monday, December 19, 2011

Failure Is Not An Option

People who are not happy with their jobs is common place. Most people would like to do something different than what they do, but they stay where they are. Many people are just scared to take a risk, and it all boils down to the fear of failure. People are scared that in the end, they will fail. It paralyzes them into settling on where they are.
  
I am not going to sit here and tell you I have succeeded in everything I have done. I have failed miserably at many different things, but I have never been afraid to try them. While in high-school, I played several sports, but I was never good at any of them. Once I graduated, I began driving race cars. I drove for 12 years and was never very good at it. What I figured out was that some of them I did because I thought I was supposed to, and some things I did because I thought other people would think it was cool.

Now, I have been doing comedy for five years and I am very passionate about it. I do it because I love it. I have studied not only comedy, but also the ins and outs of the comedy business. To this day, certain things still drive me nuts. Like someone wearing shorts or a hat on stage. New comics saying they are ready to feature, but don't even know to move the mic stand out from in front of them. I am very serious about what I do. And I surround myself with only the people that I feel are serious about it.

Which leads me back to my point. Failure is not an option for those that are serious about what they do. I will not let myself fail and I will not be around people who will cause me to fail. If you love music, comedy, acting, or whatever, it is a lifelong commitment.