For this to happen, something more powerful than fear must take control. When it does, a successful performance or audition could actually happen. How great would that be!
A public speaker who was known for his effective speaking before large crowds once admitted that were it not for one thing, he would be a nervous wreck every time he approached the podium. Nervousness was an admitted obstacle until he remembered why he was there!
So, what turns hesitancy into confidence, fear into boldness? Answer: a total focus on your message!
When there's much to share, there's no room for self-consciousness. An effective performer concentrates on his music, not on himself. Confidence comes from a sustained passion to deliver a great product. The audience pays to hear the music, not your attempt at an error-free zone. Plunge into the drama and avoid the trauma. How great will that be!