Do not try to become anything

If you want to sing, sing your best heart out. Not someone else's heart. Your own heart. Otherwise it will look fake as it should. Select a scale that is your own, not your favorite singers'. Choose variations that come naturally to you.  Sing simply like Ajahn meditates. Sing easily like Anthony Hopkins acts. Sing beautifully like John Keats poetries. In your own peculiar way. The sweetest. In sehaj. Effortless. 

Ajahn Chah (1918 - 1992) Buddhist teacher from Thailand on life: 

Do not try to become anything.
Do not make yourself into anything.
Do not be a meditator.
Do not become enlightened.
When you sit, let it be.
What you walk, let it be.
Grasp at nothing.
Resist nothing.

Anthony Hopkin on how he can effortlessly act difficult parts in an interview in the New Yorker Magazine (February 2021): 

"As the years have gone by, I’ve found it easier to act. When you’re younger, you want to become “it.” We used to have a forum out here for young actors, and all I could say to them was, “Just keep it as simple as you can. But if you have to do Stanislavski on it, if you have to do Lee Strasberg, fine. There’s nothing wrong with that.” I was trained in that way myself, in Method. As the years have gone by, I’ve incorporated into my skill set a fast means of doing it. That is, to keep it simple, keep it relaxed, and know the text. Once you learn the text, it’s like getting into a car after years of experience. It’s automatic.

John Keats on Poetry: 

"... if poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree, it had better not come at all."