I heard an interesting story about a memorial service or tribute to Dame Joan Sutherland.
The story was told of her trying out for her school choir, and being rejected.
Don’t worry – this is not the story of how someone should persevere and be rewarded with eventual success.
What was interesting about the above incident was the reason the teachers ([presumably) gave for the rejecting – and I paraphrase:
Joan should not join the choir because her voice is too loud and it will drown out the other girls.
You can see where I am going with this.
She became a peerless success as an opera singer because her voice drowned out the other girls.
Now the question for you today is this:
Will your company be content to be the choir girl or will you be the diva?
If you are reading this, the answer is presumably ‘diva’ – and my advice would then be to start singing.
Because if you don’t sing your own praises, no one else is likely.