Lessons from a Five-Year-Old

Here is a wonderful video link sent to me by Karen Lewison.  It features a five-year-old piano prodigy.  There are lessons to be learned:

  – A performance is more than notes.  A speech is more than words.
  – Performing and speaking from the heart is the essence of a great performance. 
  – It’s more than the hands.  It’s more than the voice.  A great performance involves the whole body.
  – Being in fun is critical.  When you’re giving a talk, have more fun than the audience and your energy will draw them in.
  – Even someone who appears to have natural talent has worked hard to achieve their level of success. 
  – Overnight success comes after months or years of dedicated effort.
  – Never underestimate the power of a smile.
  – It’s never work when you love what you’re doing.
  – Let the superb quality of other people’s work inspire you to higher levels of performance.

Here is the link.