If you are superior in attitude the gift of music will be short lived. Whatever the chosen discipline, there has to be an awareness that is really isn’t about you. Unless you can make the sun rise in the west instead of the east, you are just like anyone else. We’re here for a minute. Hopefully we give something back. Keep in mind that we serve the art, not the other way around. Keep it real. A little gratitude moves mountains. DH
Don’t be stuck in the mode of trying to fit somebody’s paradigm. You may think you should aim to be like the next person but, you don’t. Clearly define what your goal is. Is it to be good? or famous? If it’s the fame then you need to see a shrink. Fame is an illusion. It’s the carrot dangling before the horse. It’s purely subjective. It’s not the end for everyone. However, you can control yourself and your qualities better than anyone else.
Have respect for your craft, be in love with the process. Keep in mind it’s the journey more than the destination that reflects you. If others feel you’re just average, nine times out of ten they live in their own mediocre realm. Try not to judge others based on some unrealistic scale. A scale created by the media or maybe relatives and friends. Do what you do. I believe the pressure comes when someone says “my child is gonna be a star”. Where have we heard that before?