My favorite words:
“Never give up until you think you’re well done. “
A real story:
For my first time of Solo, I practiced many times for the competition, but when I stood on the stage, I was so nervous and got lost at the same sentence for the first time, the second time, third time... but I did not give up no matter how people looked at me until the fourth time I finished the whole song just as good as I practiced. Big applause for my encouragement and performance even if no score for me since I was lost too many times. Well after that experience, I’m barely nervous anymore whenever I face to the audience.