Having said that, the learning curve can sometimes feel like a hike.
On the hot seat yesterday, reworking a scene that I had done, watched with the group and critiqued, I wished to have the earth swallow me up. It was a quick and panicked prayer, and it reminded me that I was indeed in exactly the right place.
My business coach Dallas Travers (yes, I have lots of teachers/guides/coaches) says that yucky feeling means we are growing. It’s often been my choice to avoid discomfort, probably not uncommon, but now I see it in a different light.
I sat there watching my thoughts as Bob told the class what I was doing wrong and what needed to happen in the scene to make it work and I made friends with the discomfort. Yes, I thought, BRING IT ON, this is the passage to understanding and as for comfort, eh, maybe not so much.