Being in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing is rarely a situation that can be contrived.
Knowing one’s self can be helpful in reaching a point where a person “hits the spot”. When the relevant factors coalesce in a magical moment, there is no guarantee that anything of that sort can be found again.
It could be regarded as sexist to suggest that some women seem to attain transcendence as singers more often than their male counterparts. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, just like vulnerability is in the ear of the listener.
Artist who commit their careers to interpretation of work created by others are likely to derive benefit from having a discerning nature. Those of us who make our own work also have to make choices, in a different way.
If we all want to receive a fair amount of attention for what we do, then we should also be interested in knowing how to the make the most of the air time we receive.