No, it is a growth mindset and sheer grit. And science concurs.
Whilst I haven’t got my own stats on this, I can certainly vouch for these predictors antidotally. When I look at the success of my students and clients over the years I’ve taught, whether related to developing their voices, overcoming poor singing habits, gaining stage confidence or building a singing career, those that have succeeded or are succeeding, have these two elements in their mental makeup. When I chose singers to award a developing artist scholarship to, these factors take precedence over the singer’s vocal talent and artistic ability.
So here are two great videos introducing growth mindset and grit to help you understand how you too can ensure you succeed…no matter what your goals are.
Carol Dweck on Growth Mindset
Angela Lee Duckworth on Grit