Do you want to be promoted?
Of course you do. There’s something distinctly human about being recognized, rewarded, and celebrated for our achievement.
Especially for musicians and creative types, we dream of the day when we take our rightful place on the pedestal.
I remember the first time I participated in the National Fine Arts program, performing a Dino Kartsonakis piano solo. The song was “My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)”.
Now, aside from the fact that this song really tugs at people’s heartstrings, I played it fairly well. Musicians and music teachers knew I was gifted and the non-musical thought I was a genius.
In my little world of Assemblies of God Western PA, I became somewhat of a musical celebrity. Score. Expectations in my mind rose to grand heights of dominating the mountain of musical achievement for the rest of my life.
My problem? I was an addict.