First, Do The Work

I can’t tell you how many singers I hear from and work with whose biggest obstacle is that they simply haven’t done the work.

“I can’t tell you how many people I work with whose biggest obstacle is that they simply haven’t done the work. Take it from me: there’s no point in spending hundreds of dollars on coaching you may not yet be able to integrate. First, become prepared to the best of your ability.” Read More…


“First, become prepared to the best of your ability. ” Hmmmm, what a great concept; one which some people try to avoid.

Do you know someone who looked for help without finding whether that help is actually needed? Or, spent more time looking for help than resolving the issue? Or, just maybe, has not been willing to put in the effort that it takes to actually achieve their goals? Are their fears real or something they just think might happen? (Remember, FEAR generally means “False Expectations Appearing Real“)

Obstacles are real and inevitable but how we deal with them is not. We can choose to persevere and overcome them to be happy. Or, we can do nothing and be miserable. Analyze what you’re striving for and what you will gain by achieving these goals.

English: Motivational Saying

English: Motivational Saying (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obstacles have many facets…and can have many solutions. Decide which obstacle removal solution you want to use. Rather than delegating the resolution to someone else, however daunting the hurdles may seem at first, give yourself the benefit of the doubt and try!

You already have a very good idea of what you can accomplish. Yet, finding your abilities also means finding your limitations. Now, you’re then in a position to move BEYOND those limits.

Visualize yourself triumphing over obstacles on the way to achieving your goals! Believe in yourself and your goals. Take Action. Quickly. Don’t put off positive action. Once you start, nothing can stop you!

If the magnitude of the obstacle is too large for you to immediately handle, break it down into smaller, manageable chunks and watch the obstacle vanish.

The resulting success fosters the faith in yourself and belief in your successful actions. Use the old rule of “mind over matter” and refuse to let negative thoughts rule your responses.

Don’t dwell on self-doubt. If you do not believe whole-heartedly in what you’re doing then you’re on the wrong track and should reassess your approach.

Stay inspired and positive that you’ll prevail.

And you will!

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
— Norman Vincent Peale


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