Wise advice from casting director, Amy Jo Berman. Shorter version: "If you want to succeed in this business, you have to learn to stop beating yourself up after every audition. It's counter-productive and ultimately, soul-crushing."
Unfortunately, while she makes an excellent point, with which we agree 100%, she doesn't really provide much advice on how to do this other than to suggest changing the way you think about your auditions.
So to hers, we offer our own advice on "how" to get over feeling badly about your auditions. (Please note that while it's simple and seems fairly obvious, we caution you that "simple" doesn't mean that it's easy to do...):
Do your best on every audition. And what we mean by "your best," is that you need to fully and honestly apply all your skills and imagination to each and every audition; never "phone it in." Simple and obvious, right? But this also means that when you are not auditioning, you are always working to sharpen those skills so that the set of skills you bring to every audition grows better, richer and deeper.
We guarantee that if you consistently commit to bringing your full skills and attention to every audition, two things will happen over time...you will definitely feel better about your auditions, AND you will book more and better gigs.