Let’s say you held a star audition that attracted 23 million heads, but only one judge made it. What will you think?
Conor Scott’s performance was absolutely stunning. Some say his cover rivaled the quality of the original song. But only one judge flipped during his hearing.
Some of the teams were already filled, so the first problem was that there was no room for him. Second, one of the judges thought he didn’t have what it took to train Conor.
The lesson staring this young man in the face, and all of us, is that talent is not everything. Even more important than talent is persistence. Showing up multiple times is the key, not just showing up once and being the best.