Monday, October 03, 2022

Don’t chase fame – singing is reward enough in itself

You don’t have to be the best, or famous, or sing to a professional standard.

Singing is reward enough in itself.

There are so many people chasing fame in one way or another and waiting to be ‘famous.’

Think of the thousands of people who audition for TV shows like X Factor.

It’s as if, unless you’re a celebrity, your talent and abilities count for nothing.

It’s so easy to for fame-chasing to become an obsessive end in its own right. But by going that route, you won’t notice your achievements or talent or joy in what you do.

Until you reach that certain level of ‘fame’ (and how will you know when you get there?), nothing else will count.

It’s as if until and unless ‘the world’ notices you and your talent, it somehow doesn’t exist.

The trouble with this approach to life (and art and singing) is that, if you never arrive at ‘fame’, then you will have wasted your life and your talent.

Surely it’s better to celebrate and enjoy your abilities for what they are, regardless of what other people think? Singing should be reward enough in itself, no matter how professional or accomplished or recognised your singing ability is.

If, by singing joyfully, you end up being famous or recognised (even in your small town), then that’s a bonus and shouldn’t add anything to your enjoyment or fulfilment as a singer.

Be yourself, love your voice, sing out loud, and let the rest take care of itself.

Chris Rowbury


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