Everyone who ends up onstage has to spend some time backstage.
Matter of fact, you may feel that you’re cursed to that arena, never to gain spotlight.
But I have been backstage many times in my life, and I will tell you, there was never one single occasion when I failed to learn something.
I went through a season when I warmed up the audience for national acts, who were much more famous and adept at the art form than me. So being backstage was a mingling of realizing that no one in the large audience knew who I was–or cared, for that matter–and that if I was to gain any traction whatsoever, I would be required to arrive with my running shoes.
I’ve also been backstage during talent competitions when it was obvious that the person performing center-stage before me was equally talented, or even more blessed, and I needed to refuse to criticize them, but instead, just give my best.
Backstage is where we learn to listen and prepare instead of perform and mug for the audience.
It’s where we take inventory of what we are about to do and eliminate foolish choices.
It is the location for the introspection that causes us to become viable to those around us instead of just becoming jealous no-talents.
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