Last night I was browsing around YouTube and couldn’t stop myself watching “America’s Got Talent” and especially Kaitlyn Maher. (Ok, I’m 2 years late….but she is still awesome.) What amazed me was that she was only 4 years old at the time of the contest and yet she knew what she was doing.
Unlike other kids I see who are pressured into singing and dancing on stage by their parents in pageants or other contests, Kaitlyn really did like to sing. She was so natural and you could really sense that she was a young girl who loved to sing. When she sang, she sounded much older than she really was.
Something she said though really stuck in my head. She said, “I love to sing, and I practice hard.”
At only 4 years old, she made the final top ten of the contest. It wasn’t out of pure luck or chance that she made it, but she “practiced hard” to be able to sing so well.
I think that is the most important element to achieving anything. If you want to do something well, you have to practice. There is no short cut, there is no magic bullet. Practice can only make you better. Simple isn’t it? Hardest part is doing it 😛 (Gotta go kick my lazy me out the window now :P)