Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
In western societies most people face subtle expectations to get more, to achieve more, to deserve more. That makes us postponing our satisfaction to a life in future when we finally got all this. But this is a false conclusion and maybe the reason for suffering. Isn't it time to think of, what we have already got - blessings, health, friends and family - and be grateful for that?
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When I realized that nothing is perfect and no one is perfect, I was able to overcome my initial fears. I was holding myself to some weird standard that I was putting outside of myself, i.e., the director or casting director - they're not expecting perfection. I had all these strange trappings I would put myself in.
I couldn't identify just one, but there's numerous rule changes and points of emphasis that have reflected a change on the field almost immediately. It's hard to avoid the horse-collar tackle, for example, but the players understand why the rule is in there - because of the injury rate prior to us making that a personal foul.
I haven't been in a position to have the luxury to pick roles for most of my career, so I'm not practiced in that. Usually, when you want to be an actor, you take whatever comes along. If there's an audition, you go for it. If you get the job, you do it - just to get experience, to act, to meet people.