Thursday, January 10, 2008

Work what you've got.

17 comments:

Cam Beck said...

Hm. Does this mean it's possible to have a lot of confidence, no skill, and still be a rock star?

~Angela~ said...

@Cam Beck - I think that's EXACTLY what it means. And I think it's absolutely correct.

Love this one.

chudpi said...

To me it means that the things that limit what you think you can and cannot do are mostly in your head and nowhere else.
Brilliant post!

Anonymous said...

There should be a blob with "no skill" and "high confidence" -- entitled "Garage Band User" or something...

Robocats said...

The difference between a wannabe and a success in ANY area is probably mostly confidence. I definitely agree.

The Dan Ward said...

What an interesting insight - I quite agree. Confidence seems to be the key to many things...

Mr. Pseudonym said...

can beck: I would almost argue that there are styles of music where the point is to play bad. Like Grunge, and some Punk.

jake said...

I think I'd be endlessly amused had you labeled group 'A' as group 'I' and group 'B' as group 'A'

opiated said...

Mr. Pseudonym, the point of grunge or punk is to play bad? thats such a retarded thing to say even if you are not into that kind of music.

Anonymous said...

Is it a coincidence that the groups together resemble a pair of testicles?

Anonymous said...

I totally agree - my mantra is fake it til you make it!

Anonymous said...

opiated,
actually a lot of punk and some grunge revolve around the idea of "DIY" (do it yourself) and with out getting into too much detail, the point of the music was not to produce something "good" it was to produce something yourself. furthermore, some bands were criticized if they became "too good" with their instruments and so a lot of bands did play intentionally "bad".

[ boredsailor ] said...

this applys so well to "rockstar" by nickelback.

look for it on Youtube and you'll see what i mean...

Rebecca said...

I think it's mean anyone can be the Rockstar if he has a lot of confidence. Is it correct?

Don Eduardo Diaz de Manqui said...

I agree that a rockstar needs a lot of confidence. But if you think that a rockstar had no skill, then I bet you are failing to see what specific set of skills this rockstar had develop to counter this supposed "lack of skill".

A genius is someone who changes the rules of measuring success. That is what you see in the graph as a "rockstar with no skill".

Take Picasso for example. He had no skill in classic painting style. But, with great confidence, he invented a new style, and he mastered it. Finally, he has a great skill.

Seaurchin said...

so true, so true...but can't help but wonder if that holds true for other career options as well....

Anonymous said...

i think its a bit wrong. Anyone demanding the lime light is actually lacking in confidence, internally..thus the great show of confidence externally. Things are complicated when it comes to art, skill and rockstars..but not really.

 
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