Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Drive: Superstars and Starving Artists (Edition 8)
A lot of artists say they want to be successful in the music business, but I'm skeptical of that. I think a better way they should phrase want they mean is "I want the fame, fortune, and respect that come from being successful in music but am unwilling to do what it takes to make it a reality". If an artist really wants to be successful in this business he/she will make sacrifices of time, energy, resources, instant gratification, ego, pride, and even a little dignity to get where they envision themselves. I love watching basketball, but I sometimes have a hard time watching the entire game because I'm thinking in the back of my head, I'm watching these guys play amd they are getting paid doing what they love while I watch them. Maybe if I put in a little more effort, someone will be watching me do what I love one day. Drive will push you past laziness and aloofness. It channels and focuses you if you really have it. I'm not saying be a psychopath (even though I do demonstrate some of this quality a bit), but understand what you are trying to accomplish and zero in on it with an intense passion to make it happen. This separates the Superstars from the Starving Artists!