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Guitarists...Are You A Victim and A Loser?
I was thinking today about THE most dangerous enemy of musical progress?the victim mentality. What do I mean by this?
Often we can let our personal circumstances dictate our progress. For example, someone may let their guitar practice slide because they were really busy at work. This person may start making excuses such as "I didn't have time". This is victim mentality. It is believing that your musical progress is only possible when external circumstances allow it.
What they are really saying to themselves is that their musical dreams and goals are not as important as paying a few lousy bills.They are letting their boss's goals get in the way of their own.
Now?I can't point fingers at anyone. I've been guilty of having a victim mentality plenty of times! Especially when it comes to things like going to the gym :) But I don't have a victim mentality when it comes to guitar practice. There is virtually nothing that I will allow to get in the way of my musical progress.
So?how can you stop yourself from becoming a victim and a loser?
1.Stop making excuses.
2. Watch your language.
3. Think of solutions.
"How can I get paid more but work less hours?".
If you ask enough questions like this on a daily basis, you will find a solution eventually.
4. Think of your "Why".
5. Think of your role models.
To finish off here's a quote that you may want to memorize?
"You can either become a great guitarist, or you can make excuses, but you can't do both".
Craig Bassett (The Guitar Solutions Expert) is a professional guitarist, guitar tutor and author living in Auckland, New Zealand.
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