Be honest with yourself and the way you act when you hear music. That way, when people watch, they'll see something from your heart and soul, and as a result will communicate your feeling and thought much better.
Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
I didn't follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing.
I gave up a lot of things in exchange for my success.
I plan on doing a lot more work on my own, and discovering and doing more.