Oscar's Lesson (0:21)
Whether or not you were nominated for an Oscar, SAG, Emmy or Grammy this year, and whether or not you’re a seasoned pro or a struggling artist, the message is crystal clear: Hold your desire for excellence high above your craving for riches and fame. Given you now have the opportunity to present your work to thousands if not millions of people, continue to strive for mastery over mediocrity. Commit to learning all you can about your particular craft and business, and absorb as much knowledge about our ever-changing industry as you can hold. You’ll end up “ahead of the pack” with more confidence, and a greater, more worthy expression of your unique talent.
|Posted By Aaron Wolfson|
| Focus on Excellence |
Yes, focus on delivering excellent work that is valuable to humanity.
|Posted By Rachel Walker|
| Not the muppets.. |
Great blog Michael and thank you, as well all the comments, so good, so good... Have a great day :-) Rachel
|Posted By Roger|
| Arithmetic |
The fact is, there are more extraordinary artists out there who do not "make it" then those that do. It's just simple math.
|Posted By Sondra Mouring|
| win win |
Extraordinary work brings at least nominations. You can't lose if you master your craft.
|Posted By Tri Max|
| Fame |
Admittedly, I have wanted the notoriety and fame from my songwriting and performances. I do love the recognition. But I have also seen how fame can be used to promote a worthy cause, and I think that is the best use of it.
|Posted By Beth|
| Higher goals |
If riches and fame are the goal, a person may well become a Facebook fave or a temporary Twitter trend. However, striving for excellence brings much grander rewards.