sunroom add value to house mchenry county nmc exteriors & remodeling mundelein 10k kitchen remodel build on to my house modular additions for existing homes .. Chicago Drug testing

Success By Performing Without An Audience - Is Anyone Listening?

To achieve success it can be important to keep going even if no one seems to be appreciating or even noticing what you are doing. Some people are not appreciated until after they have passed on into the next life. Hopefully, it won't take that long for the rest of us.

"A Night To Remember" is a 1958 film which tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic in a powerful and moving way. It stars Kenneth More as the dedicated officer who does his duty in putting women and children only into the life boats as the Titanic starts to sink and then manages to save a group of men who were amongst the last survivors.

As the boat is sinking, a legendary act of heroism takes place. The musicians keep playing on deck rather than taking care of their own survival.

One of them says "What's the use? No one is listening." Another comments "Well, no one is listening when we play at meals."

Even the Beatles must have thought no one was listening. In 1962, four years after the Titanic film was made, Decca recording turned them down:

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."

Obviously in both stories someone was listening. Both the musicians on the Titanic and the Beatles became legends. Many people go through times when they feel no one is listening and they are wasting their time. However, if they keep going, they may just become legends too.

Any kind of performance usually involves the homework and the boring practice sessions when no one is watching or listening.

Those who can keep motivated during these practice sessions will usually get their reward when the audience finally arrive and they put in an astonishing performance.

As the film "A Night To Remember" nears its end, the lead violinist tells the musicians:

"It's the end, boys, we've done our duty. We can go now."

The musicians start to leave but the lead violinist starts playing on his own: "Nearer my God to thee."

The others rejoin him and one of them starts singing the hymn. The sound reaches the survivors in the life boats.

Whether things happened the way the film shows does not really matter.The lesson is the same. Keep taking action; keep praying or visualizing a great future.

The universe is quite probably taking note of your efforts and thoughts and will respond in its own good time. What you are doing will make some kind of a difference. Someone is noticing. Someone is listening.

About the author

John Watson is an award winning teacher and martial arts instructor. He has recently written two books about achieving your goals and dreams.

They can both be found on his website http://www.motivationtoday.com along with a daily motivational message.

The title of the first book is "36 Laws To Ignite Your Inner Power And Realize Your Dreams Now! - Acronyms, Stories, And Pictures...Easy To Remember And Use Everyday To Grab Your Life And Soar With The Eagles"

The book can be found at this URL

http://www.motivationtoday.com/36_laws.php

The book uses acronyms, stories and pictures to help readers remember 36 laws that can gradually transform your life if you apply them.

Ezine editors / Site owners.

Feel free to reprint this article in its entirety in your ezine or on your site as long as you leave all links in place, do not modify the content and include my resource box as listed above.

In The News:

Seven Keys To Success In The Information Age

In 1989, when the Berlin Wall came down and the... Read More

The Psychology Of Success; Part 2

In the first part of this article you learned some... Read More

Top Ten Strategies For Becoming Uncommonly Successful

Here are 10 of 26 proven strategies gleaned from interviews... Read More

Is Success About Money?

Success could be just about making money, but I think... Read More

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful People

Personal missions statements (PMS) are just nothing but the winning... Read More

Self Growth - How to Overcome Your Critics

They all know it's part of the success journey.They know... Read More

True Success is Generous

"Write checks on a regular basis to those who you... Read More

Are You Looking For Success With A KISS?

I am sure that you're familiar with the old formula... Read More

Do You Really Want To Be Successful In Life?

How many times have people asked you what you really... Read More

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

"The reason man may become the master of his own... Read More

Your Own Worth Should be Worth Success

Read these four simple steps that reveal how... Read More

Preventing Setbacks: Compulsive Eating, Binge Eating, And Eating Addictions

On your journey to moving past using food to cope... Read More

Success Secrets of The Rich - Are Rich People Lucky?

I've just sent an email to my mailing list based... Read More

10 Simple Tips For Attaining Wealth

What with the millions of words printed every day about... Read More

Chinese Gooseberries and Oprah?

Oprah and Harpo Productions, consistently reap awe-inspiring progress and record-breaking... Read More

The Human Instincts

The gambling instinct is in every man or woman. All... Read More

Consuming Passions Consuming Success

The other day I went shopping at the local consumer... Read More

Knowledge Is Not Power

Whoever first said that knowledge is power was probably selling... Read More

10 Principles of Success

How do we define success? Webster's dictionary defines success as... Read More

Success Achievement Secrets

You can achieve whatever you want by incorporating the following... Read More

100 Top 2004 Secrets to Success

After all the things I have shared with you this... Read More

Elements of Success

There are twelve necessary elements involved in achieving success:1. Spend... Read More

Success Means Never Ever Giving Up

Persistence is the foundation of success. Although there are many... Read More

Preparing For Your Success

When is the best time to prepare for your success... Read More

Ready? Go! Tweak!

Let's set the scene. You're in a packed stadium. It's... Read More

led street light retrofit street light savings Pete's produce ..
led street light retrofit street light savings Pete's produce ..