Have you ever watched another singer achieve a huge milestone and thought to yourself, “Pffff, I could do that waaaay better” and then immediately felt guilty for thinking that way because your conscience kicks in and tells you you should ‘just be happy for them?’
Well, you are not alone; it happens to all of us.
It’s because we have been conditioned to believe that a competitive nature is best left on the sports track and that as musicians we should all hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Hey, I really like a good bit of Kumbaya, but the fact is that by shunning your competitive side under the label of ‘envy’ you are actually doing yourself a huge disservice.
Its because there is a difference between healthy competition and that old green-eyed monster, and whilst envy is destructive and unproductive, healthy competition is quite the opposite.
In this week’s video of Singer’s Secret TV, we’ll have a look at how embracing your competitive side can do wonders for your singing and your musical pursuits and how to stop feeling guilty in the process.
Now I’d love to hear from you. What are some ways that you have used healthy competition to reach out and grab new opportunities?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll talk to you some more soon!