Mental fortitude? When you are shocked into the unexpected, how do you respond?

When you are shocked into the unexpected, how do you respond?

There is re-action and then there is action. A response is about the latter. You cannot deny the circumstances, that is the REALITY yet what OPTIONS do you indistinctly and consciously consider for immediate consideration? Then whether by intuition of professionalism or sheer human-ness, what do you choose that is optimised between your Head and your Heart – and so embark on your QUEST? Now, with that decision, how do you tick off what you need in order to proceed? And how are you going to EXECUTE your Quest in these circumstance?

The following story appeared in the UK’s Telegraph:

Pianist Maria João Pires panics as she realises the orchestra has started the wrong concerto…

“This is quite extraordinary. The wonderful Maria João Pires is ready to
play a Mozart piano concerto with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw conducted
by Riccardo Chailly, only to hear the orchestra begin playing another Mozart concerto
– no 20 in D minor, K466, not what she was expecting or had prepared
for. Can you imagine her horror? You’ll have to watch the film below to
find out what happened next.”

By Damian Thompson

Last updated: October 26th, 2013