Excellence

The horror author said he believes "judgments of creative excellence should be blind" but that the Hollywood game is still "rigged in favor of the white folks.”
So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.
Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.
If you don't achieve an important goal, do you feel like a failure as a human being? Are you driven to get to the top and when you do, your accomplishments never seem to be enough for you?