Lindsey Stirling is the now famous “hip-hop violinist”? At the age of 23, she was a quarter-finalist on the America’s Got Talent show. After her performance, the judges gave her blistering reviews:
- Piers Morgan: “You’re not untalented, but you’re not good enough to get away with flying through the air and trying to play the violin at the same time.
- Sharon Osbourne commented: You need to be in a group. … What you’re doing is not enough to fill a theater in Vegas.”
Stirling later shared in her blog, “I was devastated at the results … It was painful, and a bit humiliating…”
I can only imagine how it would feel to be national television in front of millions and to hear such devastating words. However, the “hip-hop violinist” later said despite all the feedback to she to say true to herself. One micro-mini step at a time, she continued sharing her art and has created her own path. Today she has albums and 90 million plus views on YouTube.
YouTube views and albums are not a measure of success; however, the fulfillment of being true to oneself is. What’s your path?
Lindsey Stirling’s YouTube Channel here.