If we teach ourselves to recover immediately and stay on course with the power of inspiration, verses the crippling nature of self consciousness, we are fulfilling our obligation to be our best, and inspire those listening to us to reach for great things.
Listeners want to be lifted.
Distractions, such as mistakes, poor sound quality, visual incongruities, etc. minimize the impact.
We don’t always have complete control over all of those factors, but if we can keep our poise, and rise up through the unpredictable, we are demonstrating the true nature of perfection. (Which is always there wanting to be heard, seen and felt!)
Define that which can be controlled. Practice it until your spirit can be freed from the confines of over-awareness.
Let inspiration guide your performance. Your audience will feel that a lot more than they’ll be aware of any short comings that might arise.