Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Stability or $uccess?
I was having a conversation with a friend about the industry and how success can only come by taking risks. At some point in the conversation the question was posed..."stability or success?" This really hit me because most of the time we look at stability as success. In the music industry you must always be ready, willing and able to take risks and most of the time people will use stability as a crutch for not being able to take certain risks. The truth is that they are just afraid of what they view as failure. I know a lot of guys I came up with that all shared a vision of musical success and it was very attainable for all of us but along the way some of them began to listen to people that didn't understand the creative being and how we exist. They started being concerned about living safe and having security which immediately put them into a box with a very low ceiling. There are tons of stories in the industry about people that took huge risks for their career. The truth is that anyone that is a success in any business only got there because of their willingness to take chances that didn't make sense to most people. The bottom line is that most people don't really believe that they can have their heart's desire so they use stability as an easy out. This business is not for the faint at heart. You are what you believe you are and you can accomplish whatever you say you can. I'm not saying that there won't be hard times or obstacles but being successful requires an unwavering faith. The choice is yours.
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