The life of a percussionist...wait, wait, wait, wait some more, then play the same thing over and over again... 😁
Sometimes in life we have to wait for things to happen. Patience. And we can't just wait idly by. We have to be actively doing something while waiting. Such as in the piece of percussion music, counting rests. And then when it's finally time and the big moment arrives, we have to be diligent and steady. We can't just passively participate. As in the percussion music, a steady, unwavering beat is important. Otherwise, it will be obvious that we either weren't ready for the part or aren't putting in the effort that it demands.
Most of us have never been a concert percussionist and had to count rests, measure after measure, waiting for the time to play to arrive. But all of us have had to exercise patience followed by dedicated hard work. It's those times that help build our character and create a better person in each of us.