Ways to Focus on Singing Success
Fame is defined as ‘the state of being known by many people’ whereas success is defined as ‘the accomplishment of an aim or purpose’. The notion of fame has displaced careers. Why then, does there seem to be a blurring of the meanings? Studies dating back to 2007 show that kids want to be famous rather than choosing to be doctors, policemen or teachers. It seems that the notion of fame has displaced these careers.
Perhaps the reason is because children see their pop, acting and sporting heroes on television and are lured by the constant depictions of glamour and excitement. Does this, in turn, narrow the dictate of what talent is and the essential ingredients for success? T.V ’s glamourisation of fame isn’t about to go away anytime soon but you’d hope that by the time these same kids are choosing careers some of these myths about fame would have been dispelled. So, to be truly committed to being a performer you must ask yourself if, as an adult, you view fame as the same thing as success.
Top tips to focus on singing success
Continuously feed the passion that will sustain you when things are moving slowly.
Set yourself concrete goals and be determined to work hard. If you’re passed over but you’ve done the best job possible, the outcome is easier to live with. Knowing that your failure to prepare set you up to fail – is not!
Understand the difference between needs and wants. You may want those new shoes but you gotta eat. Stay in control of your finances.
Know that what you perceive as a bump in the road could also be a stepping stone. Things are not always what they seem, so seek advice for a different perspective. That way your choices will be well-informed.
Success is never letting a disability hold you back.
Learn to overcome fear because it will relentlessly attempt to highjack you. fear has two meanings: Forget everything and run or face everything and rise.
Learn that sometimes you have to say no. Not every job will be right for you. Validate your gut feeling and move on.
Maintain a healthy balance of work and play.
Success is being able to do something over and over again. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.
Losing a few battles can help you win the war. You often learn more from difficulties so become resilient and quickly move on from setbacks.