“A man focused on fears and doubts can’t focus on the path to victory.”
In my lifetime I’ve learned and continue to learn how relevant this saying is to me. I always believed that if I put my mind to it, I could be anything I wanted to be. Originally, that belief was going to land me in the NBA. In pursuit of that goal I lived all over the country, endured hard times and learned a whole lot about life. The relentless pursuit of that goal and the trials and tribulations that came with it showed me that there is one thing we all have inside of us, and that is a personal truth. While I originally found my identity through sports, I realized it was just that, an identity. On that journey I started to listen louder and louder to my truth. One day it dawned on me as I was at the movies and that fire inside me started to burn, every time I’d seen a movie in the theater since I can remember, I knew without question that was where I was destined to be. That fire continued to burn once I decided to end my college career and figure out what to do with my life. I settled back in Southern Oregon for a year and apprenticed as a carpenter. I learned a lot about self discipline and hard work during that time, it also gave me time to think on things. I figured out that the happiest I’d been in life was when I was creating. Whether it was music or art, acting in a talent show or playing basketball, I was at my best when I was openly creating and expressing myself. That revelation got me started in acting classes and from there has brought me to Los Angeles, where I am striving everyday to live my truth.
Name: Dylan Anderson
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Unique traits: Myself