This minute, this moment, stop.
The rest of it is a play, and you are an actor.
Tommorow you may get a different part.
We get so caught up in the role, we lose sight
Of the one who is playing it.
So now, this moment, right here and now,
Just stop. Suspend the internal review.
The audience see the role, not the actor. They'll
Go home tonight and barely remember what
They saw. But the actor is so in character, he's
Forgotten who he really is.
Suspend the dialogue. You've learnt the lines
So well, they run through your head all night.
You don't need to keep rehearsing. You need
To STOP rehearsing. Stop trying to get it right.
Step out of character. Step one - just stop.