Never mind fame; for many people in the music business, including songwriters and musicians, just achieving their goals is hard enough. However, many have found success by staying hungry.
That statement may cause many of you to roll your eyes due to how clichéd it sounds. But clichéd or not, there is a good reason why many who have tasted success keep saying the same thing.
Take, for instance, Bruno Mars, whose story has been an inspiration for many. The pop superstar has spoken publicly about how he finally got a breakthrough after many years as a struggling songwriter. Check out his story here.
If your next question is: “how do I stay hungry?” here are a few tips:
- Keep a first gig mindset
Always think of the current project you’re working on as your first and last, even if you’ve worked on tons of previous projects and have new ones already lined up. This type of mindset not only prevents you from losing the drive to do what you do, it also helps you stay sharp and always seeking to put out your best
- Never settle
This might also sound overused but the people who use the term know what they are talking about. No matter what you have already achieved, always believe there is more and keep searching for it. After conquering the technological world and becoming the richest man alive, you would think Bill Gates would just ride off into the sunset with his billions. But no, the Microsoft boss has kept digging deeper to improve his products, which has kept his company on top for many years.
- Don’t Stop Improving
The more you learn, the better you will be able to expand your skillsets and develop weak areas. Additionally, continuing to improve yourself gives you more reason to be hungry and more resources to fuel the hunger as you march on towards achieving your goals.
Whether your goal in music means getting your song published, landing a record deal, or getting your work placed in a major production, it can be quite difficult to achieve. However, as many others before have proven, it is all possible if you stay hungry for success.