“When Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo for
the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo initially declined.
He was busy with another project, and besides, he
was a sculptor, not a painter. Five-hundred years later,
this profound work of art remains for two reasons:
one, the insistence of the authorities that Michelangelo
take on the project, and two, the insistence of
Michelangelo that he do it his own way.”
Like a small epiphany, I read the words, “besides, he was a sculptor, not a painter” differently today. How many things in our lives have we consciously or subconsciously avoided because we are singers, not _____ ?
Hopefully you will join me in today’s goal of seeing myself not in “either/or” terms but rather a “both/and” mentality. If someone praises you for something other than your singing; it is still praise and cause for good feelings.
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