On The Performer’s Edge course we start off by exploring the question, “what is the meaning of success?” I start here because often when I ask singers what their ultimate goal is with their singing I get vague or unfocused answers such as “I just want to sing” or “I want to be famous”. These statements could be interpreted in many ways. After all the singer who just wants to sing may end up ‘just singing’ in the shower and the one who wants to be ‘famous’ may end up famous in their home town for falling over on stage and bearing her all at a local festival.
Define the meaning of success for you
So it is important to define the meaning of success to you. This way you can set specific goals and actions to ensure you fulfill your dreams, otherwise, they remain just that, dreams.
To start with I suggest you mindmap or brainstorm everything that comes to mind regarding how you see success in your life. Look into all areas life from family, career, personal goals and things you want to change in the world. Get a whiteboard or reusable whiteboard sheets from Amazon and plaster them on your walls, use multiple colours for every area.
Don’t be shy, aim high.
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.” Les Brown.
Write out your success story
Once you have brained stormed the topic of success sit down and write out by hand, your success story.
Make sure you:
- Write in the first person
- Write in the present tense
- Write specifics
- Cover where, when, what, who, how
- Make emotional statements
- Make positive statements
- Dare to dream big!
- Make it real, weave in people places things from the now
Read out loud to yourself daily (1 or more times, set an alarm). I suggest you do this for 3 months. There is no definitive time to form a new habit (see this blog How Long to Form a Habit?)
Figure out where you need help and get it.
Don’t worry if you need to make adjustments along the way. Things, people, circumstances change.
Find an accountability group or friend, it is difficult to maintain motivation and drive all by yourself. We all need peeps in our corner.
May you meet all the success you dream and work for.