Today’s quote:

I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well. ~ Don Marquis

Don Marquis  (LOC)
Don Marquis (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Oh, how well I used to know, and sometimes still know, this problem (even if the quote is meant in a humorous way)!

As a singer, good technique is a “big one” for me. It is so easy to become engrossed in doing things “perfectly” (what does that mean anyway?). That inner critic is a pest!

Sometimes, the old brain just needs to switch off, and we need to reconnect with the purpose of our art:

To feel, to share what moves us, and to do so without constantly questioning ourselves.

Do you regularly spend time (over)thinking when it comes to your art? How often does perfectionism get in the way, and do you often find yourself focusing on “doing it right” instead of “doing what feels right”? And do you even differentiate between the two?

© Petra Raspel 2013

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About Petra Raspel Borzynski

Petra Borzynski is a voice coach and therapist with special expertise in helping (performing) artists and creatives to overcome limiting beliefs and emotional blocks to perform better and without fear. She has helped hundreds of people to prepare for or sustain a singing career, find personal fulfilment through music and overcome limiting beliefs & performance anxiety. Her articles on singing, creativity and performance psychology have been featured in several publications.
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