…would there be enough evidence to convict you? *
Commitment to something that you love to do is more than just paying for voice lessons or showing up for class. While the financial commitment to learning to sing is very real–it’s also the “easy” part in some ways.
If, instead of someone asking you “who you are” and what your passions are, they decided to find out by observing how you spend most of your time and energy–would they see that you are invested enough in your singing that they could “accuse” you of being a singer?
Honestly answering this question can be a great way to assess your commitment to your passion and to bridge the gap between your goals and reality. When something is truly a passion, we make time for it and prioritize it above other things–or it becomes a mere pastime or hobby.
With the new year starting, I find myself motivated to maximizing practice time and finding a deeper commitment to my passion for singing (and teaching). I hope you do too!
* I can’t take credit for this cleverly-worded question. I borrowed the format from a beloved minister that I worked for for 10 years–Dr. R. Maurice Boyd.
Photo by Mike Tewkesbury