There’s a difference between being interested and being committed. We see that difference every day in relationships, jobs, religion and—of course—singing. I am interested in many things, but committed to only a few. Let’s talk about you, and singing. And remember: Both interest and commitment are good—just as long as you don’t confuse the two.
Interested in Singing?
You are interested in singing if it’s fun for you to do and it makes you feel good. You’re not going to skip a meal or social event to do a vocal workout but it is an important part of your life. I feel that many of the people you know are interested in singing. After all, most people find themselves singing in some capacity—weather that’s singing along with the radio or at church—every week.
Committed to Singing?
You are committed to being a better singer if it takes priority in your life. Not above God, your family or your job—but close. It means your calendar and even check book show an investment. It’s more important than most things and gets your attention. Are you committed? If so, have you thought about what that means?
Commitment Is a Challenging Journey
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The singer’s road to success is like any other. It can be well planned and smooth. Or, despite your best intentions it can be bumpy and seem to never end. With today’s constant distractions, you must be purposeful and deliberate or you will fail. No Excuses – Just Victory. If you are not intentional, what you intended to be commitment will become no more than casual interest. Unfortunately, casual can become a personal casualty if your intentions and actions don’t line up.
The good news is, it’s your choice. If you consider yourself a committed singer, be deliberate with your time and money budgets. Here are a few thoughts the I know can get in the way of acting committed.
Do Not Disturb
Clicking the Do Not Disturb function in your brain and on you smart phone will add time and focus to your vocal workouts. When you are singing, that should be the only thing on your mind.
Road Blocks and Detours
Do you really need to stop and smell the roses, or coffee or food now? Even good things can easily become road block and detours to your practice times. Oh, and your friends will still be there when you’re done practicing.
First Steps to Victory
Every week, Mark and I interact with singers who are committed to growing. They are replacing bad vocal habits with good ones. The excitement I hear in their voices is infectious. One thing they all have in common is that they are proactive. They did not just think about singing, or want to sing. They did something about it. Some start with a single CD/mp3 like Complete Breathing or get our Voice Assessment just to get the ball rolling. Others buy one of our bundles and start using it in their car. But, the point is they did something, and they are seeing the results. They are committed.
What Is Your Intention?
If your intention is to be a committed singer, I want to encourage you to take the right steps. Experiencing new skills and freedom will propel you forward for years. I think you’ll be surprised how taking those first steps can build momentum.
Not Sure Where to Start?
Get our Voice Assessment. This is a short session where Mark or I will listen to your voice and give you the encouragement and practical plan you need.