Week Ten: The Olympic Spirit
Happy Tuesday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily. We’re taking our weekly work further with access to my handwritten notes for each audio chapter, the glossary gigantum and … a new nominee for our digital wall.
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THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT; doing the work for every muscle until it’s instinct, all to unleash your potential.
Earning excellence (the work of making believe) requires an Olympic Spirit.
What is it about those Olympians who get up at 5am to swim their laps?
I don’t know if they get up at 5 o’clock every single day. But when they have to, they do it.
They wanna stand on the podium knowing they earned it with their best.
They hunger to fulfill their golden potential.
It’s art. It’s acting. There’s nobody who knows what you know about that role. There’s nobody who can bring it to life and live it the way that you can.
You’re the only one who can reach that gold.
You owe it to yourself, to your profession, to every audience member that’s going to taste your instrument, live through it, and expand what they know …
You owe it to be at your best, at your most truthful, at your freest in your form.
Always. Easily. Instinctually.
Any actor with an Olympic Spirit will always cross the finish line of Elysium.
If you have the will, we have the way.
We had a tradition of capturing quotes on the Elysium walls. The torch has now been passed to the digital realm. Here’s this week’s nominee … and the .GIF it inspires: