Why I don’t believe in acting dreams…

Posted on 17 November 2015


What are dreams?

Here are some definitions from the dictionary:

1. A series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.

2. A cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.

3. An unrealistic or self-deluding fantasy.

I don’t particularly like any of these; at least not in relation to achieving something I want.

Goals on the other hand are a different kettle to fish.

Here are some definitions of goals:

1. (In football, rugby, hockey, and some other games) a pair of posts linked by a crossbar and typically with a net between, forming a space into or over which the ball has to be sent in order to score.

2. The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

3. The destination of a journey.

No.1 doesn’t apply unless you are Ronaldo, but 2 and 3 are definitely my cup of tea.

You will notice they mention things like effort, results and destination.

These are all things that require action!

Anyone with half a brain can dream but to achieve goals requires you to be a person of action.

So when I hear people say they dream of becoming an actor, my eyes glaze over. But when I hear someone say, I want to become an actor and I’m doing something about it, I sit up and take notice.

Ditch the dreams and get focused on goals; that’s what I say.

Talking of which, there are people already taking action this year to realize their goal of becoming a pro actor next year by auditioning for my Ultimate Acting Programme.


No dreamers; just goal-oriented individuals need apply.