Expecting over night success in Hollywood is a bit unrealistic. Though the road to becoming successful is not mapped out, it does not mean there is wisdom in just ‘winging it.’ You wouldn’t go into an audition without spending time preparing for your sides… well at least I hope you wouldn’t. Preparing for the sides shows both the director and casting director that you value your time with them as well as the time they have put into the script you are reading.
Keep Doing your homework
I believe to really value yourself and the career that you are working towards in Hollywood you need to keep doing your homework everyday. Study, read articles, find books that help develop your craft. Choose everyday to wake up and seek your goal.
Seek wisdom…read up
For me, if I am facing anything in life that I want to overcome I first seek wisdom by reading up on the subject of interest. If it is learning boundaries in relationships I read up on how to have healthy boundaries established in my life. If it is developing a strong team I find books on building a team that last. If I need to overcome my own negative thoughts I find books on how to train my mind to be strong. You get my point! If you want to be successful at anything do your homework. If you want to act read books that keep fueling the fire beneath you. Read books that make you a stronger actor/actress.