Yes, I am enough.
If knowing you are enough is not where you are starting from in your singing journey, then you will ALWAYS feel that you have not done enough and more importantly not recognize when you have attained your goal.
I tell my vocal students it is important to accept the fact that they are enough and they are ready for the task at hand which is to release and develop their wonderful voice. They are the ones who are doing the work, they are the ones who are practicing daily, they are the ones who are courageously standing on stage despite the fact they are nowhere near where they want to be in their singing, but they are exactly where they are supposed to be.
Vocal students need to understand that ALL singers have to develop; one step at a time. We think of professional singers and say we wish we could sing like them, but they too had to develop (and some still are). We feel that we are seeing and listening to a finished project and assuming this individual was born that way when in actual fact, they had to work to get to where they are (no matter how talented they are). Singers will have to deal with disappointment, frustration, and absolute failure. Like Mickey Rooney said, “you always pass failure on your way to success.” Singing is not for the faint of heart, it is for people who are courageous. I say this all the time and people think I am joking, but I am not.
What you use in singing you use in everyday life. The person who is singing is telling a story, allowing themselves to clearly sing the song from their point of view without allowing nerves to distort their performance. In life, we constantly have to share how we feel clearly, without allowing the underlying current of anger, excitement, sadness and or just plain nerves to distort the message we want to share.
If you want to sing, you need to believe that you are enough right now. You need to give yourself permission to take the necessary steps you can learn from, and then you will know when you have arrived at that place of “Letting Go” to give your audience an amazing performance they will thoroughly enjoy.
Keep on singing,
The Confidence Booster