Ever Felt Like Quitting Acting? WAIT! Do This Instead…

Ever felt like quitting acting?

Ever felt defeated by the business and by your own acting career?

Ever heard that little voice of doubt prompting you to say to yourself:

“Ugh, should I just quit acting?”


Before you do anything like that, please watch this video…

Remember, it's normal for every actor to have this thought from time to time.

So, what you choose to do in these moments of doubt and questioning yourself as an actor are key.

In this video, you'll find out what you should do when that dis-empowering, heavy question comes up and makes you think about giving up being an actor and quitting the very thing you love so much — ACTING.


In this video, you'll get the answer to:

What Should I Do When I Think: “Should I Quit Acting”?

Remember, your thoughts and your beliefs can absolutely dictate whether or not you succeed or fail as an actor.

And now you know what actions to take when thoughts of quitting come up to help you move you toward joy, confidence and inner peace as an actor (and away from struggle, doubt and pesky thoughts of quitting).


Feel free to bookmark this VLOG and watch this video every time that feeling surfaces.

Use this to help you remember who you really are — the authentic, real, creative being who absolutely LOVES being an actor.

Your turn! Was this acting tip about what to do when you feel like quitting helpful?  Tell me about it in the comments below… :-)

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26 Responses

  1. You put a smile on my face. When my life gets in the way of me living, bogging me down with bills and other financial obligations, it is easy to think I will quit and get a real job – I have just done that in the past. Great – bills paid but in the process I loose what I love and I feel very sad. I have discovered that in times of stress that is when I need my acting sandbox the most. Thanks for the reminder. Good to not feel alone.

  2. Eric Howard says:

    Thank you Amy Jo for all your help we are truly thankful for teachers like you who goes all out to give us the CONFIDENCE to stay in the fight for our careers.
    Love ya?

  3. Ron Hellberg says:

    Quit, never, my problem is putting it on hold. I can not go very far for travel. But I do go to my classes when I can. Thanks for what you give us.

  4. Robert says:

    Hello AJB . . . . Several years ago, after I’d just come off a GREAT month of summerstock (the crowds were capacity, the paychecks cleared, the production was high-value, my castmates and crew were awesome) I was driving to an audition for similar work (ie, nominally-paid theatre for a month in the Fall) . . . and my car was totaled by an inattentive guy driving a big SUV. I was extremely lucky, because I wasn’t banged up too badly and I was alone at that moment (so no one close to me was hurt or killed), but the “Why am I even DOING this?’ voice was never louder than then. And d’you know what? I’m not free of it, to this day. I’ve had surgery to repair my injury, I’ve replaced the car, I’ve updated my headshots . . . I’ve even done a couple of good Industrials and a regional theatre production (good, though non-paying) since then. But every time I audition unsuccessfully, all I hear in my head is, “I could’ve taken the hint. The universe was trying to tell me to buckle down, stop dreaming, and get a ‘real’ job.” I guess I’m wondering what the worst down-at-the-mouth story, like this, is the worst you’ve heard. And did he/she punch out, or keep plugging?

  5. Dean SCofield says:

    i have been having those very thoughts recently. your video helped pull me out of my blues.

  6. Thanks for sharing this. It’s really easy when money is tight, getting commercial auditions but the cost of attending them is mounting and things are not moving as quickly as they need to to think about doing something else. But then that horrible feeling of what life would be like without being an actor comes and hits me in the face. Just got to find ways to jump over those obstacles and keep moving towards joy and fulfilment.

  7. Lazaro celma says:

    Thanks for this. It’s really empowering. I know I just have to keep going.

  8. Miriam says:

    Definitely!! It’s so easy (in any career path but especially those in the creative arts) to not only compare yourself to other actors & question why you’re not having the success they’re having, but to also listen & take on the doubts you hear when you tell others (friends, family, struggling actors) that you’re an actor. Thanks for your video Amy Jo!!!

  9. Oh Lord. Were you in my living room yesterday when I screamed out “Why am I doing this??!!!” You are scaring me now. hah Could not have come at a perfect time. Thank you very much!

  10. Thank you, Amy! Just what I needed to hear.

  11. Romero Robbins says:

    I’ve doubted myself. ..but I don’t want to quit. .honestly. .I believe I have a lot to say creatively.

  12. Katherine Marsh says:

    Very helpful video
    Just what I needed to hear before the weekend

  13. Mark Cowling says:

    Ami, is the best, this video is a perfect example….did she ask for money once ? I know Ami has vids to buy, but she helped me personally and I’m way up in Toronto. She taken time to personally write and help. I’ve watched her over the yrs and find her so right on. Of course she has vids for sale but I’ve learned to trust her so much…and just as soon as I get paid for my last commercial I’m investing her. Just listen to what she has to say and offer. She’s worth it, and I’ve been acting professionally for almost 40 yrs now. Thank Ami

  14. Jaime Durham says:

    Thanks for the encouragement! I’m struggling with whether or both should even attempt pursuing it as a career because I’m starting out older than most and am afraid I won’t be able to make a living at it.

  15. Jaimyon Parker says:

    Awesome Suggestion! Thanks for the encouragement!

  16. Charley says:

    I’m Not a Quitter I’m Just Working
    On My Music/Acting Career I’m On
    The Struggle Buggle Trying To Quit
    My Job Find the Time To Look For
    Auditions For TV/Movies Here In Texas!
    Plus Have More Time To Play More Gigs! ??
    Your Awesom Miss. Any Jo!
    I Try to Check My Emails FB When I Can
    To Watch Listen To You!!!
    I’m So Busy All The Time!!!
    I Need To Find Auditions Agency/Agent LoL!
    Thank You Your Putting a Fire In Me Again!!!?
    To Persue This Crazy Fun Passion Of Mine!!! ?
    Thank You!!!
    Have a Blessed Day Everyday!!!
    God Bless You and Your Family!❤️

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