Many of you are probably in the midst of auditioning, and I applaud your efforts. As I recall my own efforts in this regard, I am reminded again how tough a constitution - physically, mentally, and emotionally - is required for successful auditioning. And I should clarify, by successful, I mean how you met your goals for those auditions. Since you have no control over how you are perceived or chosen, you cannot judge success by those exterior criteria. Rather, judge yourself by how well you meet your personal checklist.
Of course, your goal is to get hired, accepted into a program, or to win a competition, but the first step toward meeting that goal, is to be successful in executing your game plan!