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I have one question…
Am I singing the right songs?
Perhaps you set yourself some singing goals earlier in January and already feel like they aren’t quite the right fit. Is it time to do some pivoting?
Or perhaps this year’s goal-setting wasn’t your first rodeo and you’ve refined your process. So, this time around you’ve created goals that have just the right amount of difficulty over just the right time period…and you are thriving!
I confess that in the past fortnight I have pivoted from some goals that were too broad and ill defined (yeah, I know, I should read my own blogs) to some bite-sized specifics that are bringing me joy because I’m finally addressing some habits I’ve been ignoring. Yep – teacher, teach thyself!
And in essence, for me, it boiled down to a second question…
Am I feeling stretched or am I feeling comfortable?
What does my voice feel like when it’s over-stretched?
How about when I am too comfortable?
I was sitting well inside my comfort zone. It was time to start stretching again.
So, I started to investigate some different ways of practicing (thanks Musical U and your Super Learning course!). Now I am excited again and tapping into just the right balance of stretch and comfort. (No doubt I’ll start chatting about it in lessons and workshops so be warned.) My goals are neither unachievable nor already attained. And that is stimulating and making me want to practice each day.
Singing should bring you joy and a feeling of wellbeing. If it isn’t , I hope you can adjust your course, reset your sails, and find the right type of water to plough through so it’s fun again.
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