Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy Wasserstein
Do you remember Paul Potts on Britain’s Got Talent? Watch the video below and look at the judges expressions before, during and after Paul starts to sing. Their reactions to him change completely during his performance, as he puts his heart and soul into Nessun Dorma.
When Paul walked out on that stage he didn’t look confident, he didn’t sound confident and he didn’t inspire confidence. If he didn’t have faith in himself why should anyone else? Once he started to sing though that all changed!
Believe in yourself…
Here’s Simon Cowell’s take on Paul (you will need to double click the video):
Simon Cowell on Paul Potts
When you meet somebody first impressions are crucial. If they don’t expect much from you, they will start to look for evidence to back up this thought process. Thankfully for Paul, his natural ability was able to rise above the initial impression he had made.
Having confidence and faith in yourself and your ability is the key to making the most of opportunities. If you check out some of Paul’s latest video clips on you tube you will see a world of difference in the aura around him. He is still shy, but he exudes far more confidence in himself. As a result expectations of what he is capable of are far higher.