I learned something profoundly helpful watching a friend perform music on stage. You might find it obvious, but it helped me.
The moment a musician makes a mistake while performing, it’s in the past. You can’t change it. The best thing you can do for a great performance is to keep playing regardless of what happened. That doesn’t mean you believe it never happened, but changing something now, like stopping playing, doesn’t change what happened then.
You can later look back and learn from the mistake, but not while you’re playing.
This observation has helped me through many crunch times.
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