From our interview the actor and martial artist, Alex Ziwak, and I have carefully selected 12 Insights that you can, hopefully, draw inspiration from. Many of these are useful for everyday life, no matter what you do, or who you are…
- I’m not afraid to change and sometimes change is for the better.
- That’s what I tell people – do student films. Just like in the martial arts, you don’t start off as a black belt, you have to take the steps.
- I learned a lot by watching these different people: how they act on set, what they do, what they do to prepare and so on and so forth.
- You don’t want to beat yourself up, but you can definitely improve and learn from your past.
- I always tell the students, “If you want to achieve your goal you have to persevere.”
- I do try to dress like the person I’m auditioning for.
- I remember where I came from.
- I suggest, whoever your companion is, that they be supportive of you, because if they’re not, it’s like an anchor: it holds you down. You should help each other try to achieve.
- Don’t let anybody take away your spirit and your dream, but then again you have to respect what they’re doing, to be supportive.
- It keeps me centred, it keeps me focused. It keeps me on the right track, on my personal bearings, my indomitable spirit and not wanting to give up.
- Be positive. Don’t think negatively. Don’t be your worst enemy because you’re telling yourself, you’re not good enough, that you can’t do this, are not cut out for that.
- I like to exercise and workout too. I find that to be very therapeutic for my mind.
[Photo Credits: Jayson Byrd]
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