Competition; yes, I would love some
I have to say, I’m not myself when I have no competition. If you’ve been a loyal reader you’d know what I mean by gauntlet, or do you? Sometimes I purposely make good competition so that I can stay on my toes and motivated. I know there are some of you out there who hate competition in the music industry; these are the musicians who live for the music and not necessarily the lifestyle. Follow along as I uncover how industry competition turned me into a shepherd, more-like dog watcher meets Carrie Bradshaw.
“The underdog just turned into the wolf and the hunger steady grows.” Big Sean
I have no desire, nor do I have exceptional work ethic, without motivation, and succeeded satisfaction. If I could draw out a wavelength of my competitive drive, here’s what it would look like.
What is the first rule in The Gauntlet Games?
Without a keen eye for good talent, my talent would still be dormant; as it was about a year ago. There is a specific feeling a true artist gets when he/she views someones works of art. At first you may think this feeling is jealousy, but this label would only be necessary if an artist purposely works against another. A true artist will notice the feeling, which means the work of art viewed was good; then he/she will get to work. This is where an artists’ competitive drive comes into play. There’s a hierarchy, unfortunately but it’s there for a good reason.
All competition is not good competition. Some ‘art workers’ loose themselves in the glory of the games and forget all about the talent. This is when the bad colors in the gray area are shown. Entertaining a large crowd of persons(fans) is not at all easy to do, some call it a sport. I call it the gauntlet.
“Keep Time.” Mars Amun Jackson