In performing or writing, what are your goals? Are they to get an audience to intently listen to every note or read every word?
Are you playing or writing to practice? Perhaps, someone will notice your quality notes and give you notice. Also, will you be rewarded for your practice?
Do you call a meeting and let them listen or read? Do you hope they will just come along and reward you for your practice?
How far do you go when you have people’s attention in performing or writing? Do you stand on your head and give them a stunt which few will perform to get to your goals?