Another day, another interview.
Actress Vanessa Jackson is full of wisdom and a rising star - she recently booked a part in the latest X-Men film that was shot in Montreal. I was lucky enough to be able to chat with her about her journey and goal-setting system. Check out our Q&A below:
How do you feel about your acting journey thus far?
I’m very excited about my journey into acting. I’ve been very fortunate to have so many inspiring and supportive individuals around me - family, friends, fellow actors, pushing me to continue pursuing my dreams. What I’ve realized is that the more you act, the more you want to act. I look forward to learning more about acting and refining my craft - it is a lifelong passion, and I’m grateful to be in a position where I can actively pursue it every day.
Do you have a system that you use to set your goals?
I think about what I want to achieve and consider what kind of immediate steps I can take to get there. I like to set short term goals that I’m able to achieve today so I stay focused and motivated, but I challenge myself by continuing to push them further outside of my comfort zone. It’s easy to feel discouraged in an industry that is full of no’s but I find this method helps me stay excited about the path I’m on.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s a waste of time.
For more on Vanessa, check out her IMDb page here.