“You’re just not that funny”

Rachel Brosnahan, before hitting the big screen on Amazon, used to go to auditions and was frequently told by casting agents, “You’re just not that funny.”

Overtime, she began to believe it.

So she started picking up roles for dramas.

But then, one day, the role of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel appeared. She went for it and ended up getting the part. As a stand-up comedian. Not only that, she went on to win a Golden Globe Award for the role.

What changed?

She quit believing she wasn’t funny.

That shift, that posture is a choice.

Because everyone is capable of telling at least one funny joke. Everyone is capable of writing one well written paragraph.

And if you can do it once, you can do it again.