Monday, October 29, 2012
Days Like This!
Behind every successful performance however, there are more days like this than anyone would care to admit. Prior to success was stress. Before cheers there were fears. Before birth, labor. Before courage there was none of it! Bruising, physical and emotional, can produce a certain required toughness. Everyone passes through the city of Anguish. Who do we think we are to expect a clear path to success? The wise learn to reap the benefits of obstacles.
A few thoughts for all of us as we each experience our stress issues: Frustration happens, expect it. Struggle is necessary for mastery. Recognize that points of pressure are usually the best agents of improvement. Do you remember that familiar statement: the harder the fight, the sweeter the victory? Both the music and the musician stand to benefit. Days like this are not fun for sure, but necessary, and eventually profitable for you and for your audience.