This blog, brought to you by UPP Studios, discusses dealing with rejection, and how one must learn to move on if one wants to prosper. Life holds many rejections. It's how we deal with these rejections that defines us. Cliché and cheesy lines from movies can also be poinient nonetheless. I make that disclaimer before quoting Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. Alfred, played by Michael Cain says to Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale, "why do we fall sir?" Wayne replies " so we can learn to pick ourselves back up again." This mentality is everything if you want to succeed. Actor, writer, and director Rob Reiner recently sat down with Sirius radio host Howard Stern for an interview. In this interview Stern asked Reiner how he dealt with not winning Academy Awards for his films. After all, directing This is Spinal Tap, Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally and countless other movies makes for quite the resume. Reiner said that he is often already enveloped in his next project and he doesn't have time to sit around and think about all of the things he didn't get. He said you can't let those things bother you. Continuing to consume himself with his passion allowed him to divert from focusing on the disappointment of not winning an award.
Actors that want to maintain any sort of sanity (I know the sane actor seems like an oxymoron, but stay with me), must accept going in that they are entering the business of rejection. Any actor that's been in the business for a long time will tell you that you hear "no" exponentially more than you hear "yes". This is the case in many industries, but it's more prominent throughout the entertainment industry. To echo what was said earlier, theimportant thing is what you do next. The founders of UPP Studios are not only producers, but they are actors as well (amongst other things). We wanted to be in more content so we created (and continue to create) more content as opposed to waiting to be cast in something someone else was making. Initiative is everything, and in reality it's something that I came to realize as I entered into the partnership that formed this company. Adam C. Lively not only gets things done, but he's always ready and eager to do more. I adopted as much of his attitude as I could and I continue to learn from his ambitious nature. Part of success is learning to move on and dealing with rejection. The other part, is surrounding yourself with people that motivate you to be the best version of yourself so that you can turn that rejection into creative fuel. UPP Studios promises to always pick ourselves back up when we fall and continue to deliver non-stop content to your internet doorstep! Thank you so much for tuning in, and please let us know what you think of our videos in the comments section!