When you book a job you’re needed.
Needed to be part of the collective art form that is film. The film can’t be made without you.
It’s a wonderful feeling to be part of work and fulfilling a role in society. Taking your place alongside other film workers and eliciting the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
And you are needed when you haven’t landed a job because you are there available to work. You are part of the community, professional, could be developing new work, training and participating with your peers.
Try and develop your conviction to know that you are needed because often the industry doesn’t provide forms to reassure you that you are needed.
You could extrapolate from the idea that the acting community needs you to help fulfil it to the idea that all people are needed to make the society function.
There is much that can make you feel not needed. Therein lies the fight.
Appreciate the work you do and the work that others do. See how and where you are needed.
Linking how you are needed to how others are needed will deepen your conviction to stick to your ideals and fight for what you believe in.
You’ll do better work.