"None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.- Gail Goodwin
"There is a definite distinction between "wanting" and "committing." "Want" lives in ideas, dreams, fantasy and imagination- you can "want" lots of things and never HAVE them. Implicit and required for "committment" is ACTION. When one is committed, action is a natural behavior, which leads to results consistent with one's commitment. So ask yourself: "Do I want this?" or "Am I COMMITTED to having this?"- big difference! We have results in life consistent with what we are committed to, not with what we "want." ~Lauri Johnson, Entertainment Industry Life Coach

I recently read this quote in Acting Coach Carolyne Barry's new Hit The Ground Running book and it really spoke to me because (as my family & close friends know) I "want" a whole lotta things but I've yet to show any real commitment towards having them. They've heard me say for YEARS that I want to move to LA, I want to be an actress, I want to write screenplays, I want to produce feature films, I want to learn Spanish, I want to start dancing again, I want to own my own wedding & event venue, I want, I want, I WANT! I'm sure most of you can relate as it seems most artists want the world {and on our own terms at that}. But I've come to the point where wanting just isn't enough anymore and I've got to take action in order to see some real results.

First Step: Auditing Classes over the next 2-3 weeks.

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5 Responses
  1. David J. Smith Says:

    Amen. Sister I agree with you and again I am proud of you and YOUR COMMITMENT in becoming an actor. You have always had the talent and skill to me now it is time for action and to take that talent and skill to refine, retune, and perfect it. So that no producer, director, or casting director will reject you. You go girl. My the Blessings of God chase you down and overtake you and Stephen.

  2. christine Says:

    I Agree! wanting is just not enough and I applaud you for taking the next step :)

    thank you for inspiring me to push and push! and to not be afraid to take risks and going out there

  3. Brandi Ford Says:

    Christine, nice to meet you!

    Thanks for reading my blog, I appreciate it. The fact that its inspired you is the icing on the cake for me.

    I took a look at your website, glad to hear you'll be making some moves of your own. Keep us all posted on your journey to NY. I'm sure it'll be amazing. :-)


  4. Brandi Ford Says:


    My brother. Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, both on & off-line. You know I'm paving the way for you to do some acting too! :-)

  5. christine Says:

    Nice to meet you too! :) and thank you for those kind words, Hopefully I can get my Blog rolling and I will keep you all posted :)

    It's nice to have a home in the acting community and I appreciate your support and I love your blog!!

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