ďIíd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.Ē
-Robert Schuller




Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

-Calvin Coolidge




 You know that dream you carry around with you each day?  It's kinda important.

Wasn't it what you were put on planet earth to do?  They say everyone has a calling, can you still hear it?  Doesn't it eat away at you?
That treadmill you are on, did it ever get to be to much?  Do you ever wonder what it would be like to do your thing?  Did you ever feel time was passing you by?  Just how many days have you felt before your last?
Did you ever wonder about stuff like that?  Did you ask yourself 'what was stopping you?'  There is never a right time.  You will be too old. Too young. Too something or other.  When was the last time you took a risk?
Did you remember how alive it made you feel?  There are not guarantees of success.  It's not called a leap of faith for nothing.  It's not too late, honest.
Jump.  You might fall.  You might fly.
Get busy living!

I do this because I must.  I do this because it makes me feel more alive than anything else I do.  I stand in the spotlight and everyone is waiting for me to speak.  People will sit in dark theatres watching our work and waiting for us to help them feel.  Everyone wants the magic.


"Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on
the face of the earth.  They deal with more day-to-day
rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. 
Every day, actors face the financial challenge of living
a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think
they should get "real" jobs, and their own fear that they'll
never work again.  Every day, they have to ignore the
possibility that the vision they have dedicated their
lives to is a pipe dream.  With every role, they stretch
themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism
and judgment.  With every passing year, many of them watch
as the other people their age achieve the predictable
milestones of normal life -  the car, the family, the
house, the nest egg.

But they stay true to their dream, in spite of the
sacrifices.  Why?

Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to
a moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that
interpretation that will stir the audience's soul.  Actors
are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal
moment when they poured out their creative spirit and
touched another's heart.  In that instant, they were as
close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever
be.  And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate
oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes. 

---Actor David Ackert

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.



Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesnít serve the world.

Thereís nothing enlightened about shrinking so other people wonít feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.

Itís not just in some of us; itís in everyone.

And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

 -Nelson Mandela



"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"


"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson