Even the best of the best singers and musicians rehearse before going on stage and singing in front of an audience.
- Katy Perry.
- Frank Ocean.
- Miley Cyrus.
And every musician can you think of on all levels.
Because if they didn’t, they wouldn’t be able to project their voices as well, or know their lines off the top of their head.
Self confidence happens to work in the same way.
And this is what music rehearsals teach you about confidence that you can learn from.
And apply to your life.
1. Practice makes ALL the difference
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice. ” — Vladimir Horowitz
Extraordinary self-confidence can’t be built without an extraordinary amount of practice. The same way extraordinary singers aren’t built without extraordinary effort.
Before your favorite singer goes out on stage, they’re rehearsing. They’re rehearsing their lyrics, their lines, melodies, voice projection, and more.
They’re practicing before they do a live performance in front of either a small audience of people, or an enormous audience of people.
Practice is important to build confidence, no matter what level you’re at
You want an extraordinary amount of confidence? Or even a healthy amount of confidence?
Then you better start practicing in the areas you lack confidence.
I used to lack confidence when dealing with girls.
I had no problem attracting them, but when it came to conversation… I never knew what to say or how to say it.
So i started there. I started hanging around with 5-10-15 girls at a time.
Before long, it got easier. And now it’s a forgotten memory that I don’t have to worry about.
That’s all you need to get started to kickstart your self-confidence.
Practice really does make perfect, as overused as the phrase is. And it’s something you have to keep doing. As there’s always more confidence to keep building.
2. Consistency is crucial
“If you’re persistent, you will get it. If you’re consistent, you will keep it.” — Unknown
Beyonce shown an interest in singing at the age of 7.
Since then, she’s been practicing and sharpening her skills. As well as being persistent in her music career, and consistently releasing song after song. And doing rehearsal after rehearsal.
Rehearsing isn’t a one time thing. It’s an ALL the time thing.
The more you do of it and the more consistent you are, the better the results will always turn out.
Self confidence works in the same way
If you’re persistent you’ll build confidence, but if you’re consistent, you’ll keep it. You can’t just stop one day, then get started a month or a year later.
That’s the mistake people make when the new year comes around.
They make a new years resolution to “get fit” or “quit smoking” and it never happens… Because it’s not a goal, it’s a lifestyle.
It’s something you have to maintain.
- You have to constantly practice in the areas you lack confidence.
- You have to keep practicing, and stay persistent.
- You then have to keep sharpening your confidence, and “rehearsing” non stop.
The moment you stop, is the moment you lose your momentum. And things come crashing down slowly but surely.
Which takes me to my next point…
3. It’s a life-long process
“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” — Tony Robbins
Going back to the point I made about consistency…
Building up your self-confidence is a life-long process. Meaning it’s something you’ve got to keep working on, over and over and over.
Day in and day out. Week in and week out. Month in and month out. That’s the type of hustle you need to put into it.
If that sounds too boring then you’re out of luck. You’ll never succeed.
You have to treat confidence no different to how a musician treats their rehearsals
Singers don’t all of a sudden become best-selling singers, and then get too big for their ego’s and stop rehearsing.
The one’s who do lose everything, and you never hear of the ever again.
And the singers who do stay consistent? They’re the one’s who “stay” great musicians. And continue to sell out stadiums, and sustain a large fan base of people who are willing to buy their next song, album or single.
Self confidence is a life-long process, so treat it that way.
Then your confidence will not only continue to grow, but your confidence will continue to show.
No different to how the results of exercising will continue to show if a person maintains a healthy lifestyle.