Many people have dreams of being able sing or playing an instrument… But few do anything about it.
What is holding you back from taking action?
– My lifestyle is too busy.
This age old excuse is a favorite because we can all relate to not having enough time. But in reality, with our lives being bombarded with time saving gadgets and conveniences, we are actually able to fit more into our lives than ever. The problem is, we prioritize this extra time we have with something else… Something we unconsciously prefer to do. This might mean, spending more time cooking dinner, or fitting in our favorite show before work or spending more time with our partner or family.
Many of us (including myself) have made the mistake of thinking that by taking the first step, everything will fall into place. For me it was the guitar. I bought a 2nd hand guitar and leaned it in the corner of my bedroom with a very good intention of playing… the trouble was, I never got around to it. Why? because I didn’t make it a priority in my lifestyle. I practiced a few times, and then never got back to it. It was a work injury that gave me a lot of time on my hands that lead me to learn properly in the end, but hopefully you won’t have to endure such extreme measures to get motivated.
The point I am trying to make is you have to take action then implement a schedule you will stick to. You may not realize it, but your day has more chunks of free time than you think… 10 minutes here, 15 minutes there, but unless you are consciously looking out for it, you will just waste it surfing the net on your phone or checking Facebook. Think about all the time you have spent on Facebook and what it would add up to if you gathered all that time together… It would be weeks on end (if not more). Can you imagine what you could have achieved if you had directed that attention to something more rewarding like learning an instrument?
When you have identified these chunks of free time, be sure to note it in your schedule and try to make good use out of it!
The reward of being able to play music is a gift that soothes the soul. With the vast amount of free training at your fingertips be sure to choose the training instead of Facebook and maybe one day your music will be whats shared on social media.