So you’ve picked up an instrument or you sing, and you’ve decided try and get good at something truly worthwhile. You’ve spent countless hours practicing, writing, and yes, probably even posing or holding fake interviews with Rolling Stone in your basement. Your family and friends have attended a band practice or a house party and told you that you were the next big thing. It feels good, doesn’t it? And it should – it’s what you’ve always wanted, what you’ve always dreamed of.
But have you asked yourself what exactly your ultimate goal is? Have you decided what your personal definition of success is, and do you have a plan for getting there? And no matter which level you’re at, how do you know when you’re truly ready to perform?