Adele and Her Insecurities – What you can learn

Did you catch the interview of Adele on 60 Minutes?  I like her because, as Anderson said, she is the anti-popstar. She hasn’t chased after the trappings that many singers feel they need to become a success.

Adele and  her insecurities

Adele has her insecurities

But, as with most people, she has her share of insecurities. Here’s a snippet of the interview…

Adele Interview

Anderson’s narration: The other baffling thing about Adele is that – despite being known for the power of her live concerts – in front of audiences she experiences near crippling stage fright.

Cooper: How does it manifest itself?

Adele: It starts from the minute I wake up. If I know I’ve got a show, it starts…

Adele: But it has gotten worse as I’m becoming more successful. My nerves. Just because there’s a bit more pressure and people are expecting a lot more from me.

Her words reminded me of the doubts of Whitney Houston that I wrote about recently.  How much energy saps us from our concern that “people are expecting a lot from me”?

Adele is qualified and so are you!

What will it take for us to give our best and then rest without the constant doubts? I don’t know if it’s ever fully possible but I think we can move a long way in that direction by finding our value outside of what people think of us.

Maybe you’ve heard it said that we perform for an audience of One (God). I read this passage in the Bible this morning that gives us some insight into our audience…

…giving thanks to the Father, WHO HAS QUALIFIED YOU to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption,  the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:12-14

Sleep well tonight. You’ve been qualified by God.

Question: What are the situations where you feel people are expecting a lot from you? Leave your comment below.