By Derek Neighbors, Published on February 6, 2023
Performing to perfection under duress looks like magic, but in reality it manifests from training under extreme periods of discipline, self-control and grit. While it may look effortless I can assure you the performer is suppressing fear, exhaustion and intense emotion to transcend the moment.
Everyone who takes the stage as a leader, performer or creator will put themselves into the crucible. They will feel out of control and out of their depth. These moments define the person and determine their fate.
It was Eminem that so eloquently penned in “Lose Yourself”.
If you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
Would you capture it or just let it slip?
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime
You can do anything you set your mind to, man
Put in the work and step into the game. Surprise yourself.