At the Grammys in 2016, Adele’s live performance of All I Ask was blighted by sound problems. Speaking on The Ellen Show later that week, she said, ‘Next time I have any sound issues, I am going to start over. [I’ll say,] “Sorry, that’s not working for me.”‘
Fast forward to this year’s Grammys where Adele was invited to perform a tribute to her hero and friend, George Michael. Forty five seconds into a slowed down, orchestral version of Fastlove, she realised she’d got off to a very shaky start and did what she said she’d do: she stopped and started again.
I have huge respect for anyone who has the self-awareness to realise things aren’t working and the determination and confidence to take action to address the problem. Asking for a second chance, or a ‘do over‘ as my friends in the US call it, is surely a sign of strength.
Today’s pebble for your consideration: are you realising that you’re doing something you really ought to stop and start again? Will you do so?
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