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What was the most rewarding thing you experienced in a performance or in an audition?

I want to be able to gauge my success better and not just focus on getting into a show or getting a rather large applause. I want to be able to see how other performers view achievements and be able to grow and reflect on that. #vocal #performing-arts #success #voice #music #singing

Thank you comment icon Once, I did a monologue that was about child marriage in the middle east and how it can lead to rape. The best thing about that performance was seeing all of the women in the audience actually CRYING!! They felt so moved by the piece and that was so rewarding for me. It felt like I was starting a conversation that needed to be started. Madelyne

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Diana’s Answer

I love this question because I think the key to getting the outside "success" is letting go of wanting to control the outcome, and focus more on the feeling in the journey and in the moment. Its clear from your question that that's what you desire; you're awesome! And you will find joy and happiness in seeking out the FEELING while you're auditioning versus only being happy IF you get the part. And true joy from a person creates authentic connection, and people FEEL that. That was a little round about to get to what experience I've had... the most rewarding for me is really working that "presence" muscle and thinking "How do I want to feel right now?".... I want to feel excited, enthusiastic, authentic, joyful. I want to have fun! I want to not compare myself, and trust my Soul. I want to just be here now, and trust that I can't say the wrong thing to the right person. I want to trust life and whether I get the part or not, I want to remember that i had fun in this moment. I don't want to miss the point of this life by being so stuck in my head.

I hope this helps to shift your mind a bit!

Diana recommends the following next steps:

Get aware of the voice in your head that likes to tell you stories of fear and not being good enough. She's a liar.
Once you notice that voice, take a breath and ask yourself, "how do I want to feel in this moment?"
Repeat what you want over and over until you feel it. "I love life, and I intend to have fun today. I release the outcomes and I trust that I am growing"
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Elizabeth’s Answer

Hi Lucianna. You are wise to not gauge "success" by the level or amount of applause. I have found it helpful to focus on inner peace and contentment. How you are giving of yourself, your talents and God-given gifts? The joy and reward is in the giving! So no matter how much success you "get," you will always be happier if you focus on what you are giving. When you feel blocked or are not able to achieve what you want when or how you want, remember to trust that things will happen through and for you as they are meant to - as long as you are giving from a place of love and peace with yourself.

I believe that every artist who works hard work on her craft is a success! When you give yourself to your talent, you grow as a person, an artist, a human being. You are already rich and successful where it matters most - in your heart.

I believe any artist who has "made it" would agree that most of their life is spent "behind the scenes" in the nitty gritty details of life. Working, paying the bills, staying healthy, taking care of family, and the like. The "on stage" moments are few and far between. As an artist, more of your time will be spent working hard, practicing your craft/art, preparing for the concert/show/recording session, and taking care of yourself so that you can be the best you can be.

Never gauge your success based on others' seeming success. Your life is your life. Your gifts are your gifts. Own them! No one can take them from you - remember that.

I wish you the best kind of success a person can have - inner contentment no matter what, a heart that gives, use your gifts to the utmost, and enjoy not only the performances, but the rehearsals, too. :) Enjoy!

 

Elizabeth recommends the following next steps:

Take care of yourself spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally
Give yourself fully to your gifts and talents - be bold!
Remember that it is the behind-the-scenes stuff that make up most of life
Be focused on giving of yourself and your gifts instead of on outer achievements
Never compare yourself to others (tall order!)
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