The life of an artist can be emotionally draining. Everything can go so fast and everything can either succeed or fail just as the same speed.
I know what it is to be all excited for something and at the end see it falling apart for some reasons.
Today, I want to give you some bits of motivation that I always tell the clients I manage.
There are things you can’t control
You can do so much. You are putting your music out there, trying to figure out the game and what you want to be on that stage.
But in the whole algorithm, there are just unknowns you have no control over.
For example, people. You will often get disappointed by them because they generally don’t bring that much value to the table.
But this is ok because it is not something that really has an impact on your career. If anything they may waste your time but not drag down your career.
So trying to figure out these unknowns is in fact pointless because it will result in you focusing on micro failures.
And while micro failures are important, they are not worth your attention any longer.
Stop focusing on dumb shit
That’s probably harsh to hear or say but that’s the truth. Focusing on things that fail is the worst strategy because that’s not your point of attraction for your music.
Everyday, you’ve got to remember why you decided to be in that music game, then think about what you are focusing on and judge if it has any positive impact on it.
Most of the time it has actually zero depth for your music and that’s when you need to draw a line in the sand and say: “Ok, I am getting distracted right now.”
Micro failures for macro results
Trying things is important, and so if they fail, it will be very fast. They won’t last longer but they are necessary for you to have macro results.
These little failures will help you go through that journey and see where you shouldn’t put our heart at.
The results will be tremendous though, because you will learn one important thing: self-awareness.
Self-awareness is knowing your strengths and your weaknesses.
You’d be amazed by the amount of people who don’t know themselves. They have never tried to figure it out and they fail continuously because they can’t grow from it and channel it through their music.
They end up being inconsistent and not taking things seriously where they could crush it so much easier if they knew where they were good at.