I have been thinking about the idea of SOCIAL LOAFING. How many times have I been guilty of that in other areas of my life? How many times have I relaxed (loafed) and allowed, or rather assumed that other people would provide the energy to move some activity along? How many times has my attitude of "go ahead and impress me" ruled the day? And how many times have I remained unimpressed and not brought any enthusiasm to the event when my energy could have made a positive difference?
I have done my share of conducting and directing. I know how hard it is to pull a performance out of my performers. I understand how wonderful it can be to feed off the group's collective energy and ride the crest of their "high" wave. Most of that energy comes from the simple decision to make it happen. So tonight, I will go into the recording session with that decision made. No SOCIAL LOAFING for me. Tonight I bring my attitude and energy positively charged -- 100%.
Then maybe, after tonight, I will be able to get some sleep!