Recently I received some discouraging news about a dance audition I had attended. I unfortunately did not get cast in a show that I was really hoping to get into. I think the hardest part for me was not necessarily not getting cast but the fact that after the audition I thought for sure I had nailed it. I had such a good feeling after each part of the audition and then to find out that I didn't get it. To make matters worse most of my friends got cast in the show. As much as I tried to act excited for them, I couldn't help but feel upset. My mind then started to wander... what was it that they didn't like? Was it my technique? or was it just not the right fit?
The life of a dancer is a tough one. Through the years I've learned that it is necessary to have a tough skin otherwise you will never survive. I think I have a pretty tough skin, but I am only human and at times things will get to me and this certainly was one.
This morning I was on pinterest and found a quote that I think explained this situation perfectly. "Never worry about the delay of your success compared to others, because construction of a palace takes more time than an ordinary building." I just need to give myself some more time and in the end everything will be okay. Comparing myself to others isn't going to do any good. I need to focus on myself and be the best that I can be.