How good is good enough? If you are anything like me, then this is probably a question you have asked yourself a few times. I highly doubt I could manage an appropriate answer. I can however, look at what is going on behind the question.
- The discomfort of the fingerings-How do people manage to do this and do it well. I didn’t think it would ever be possible.
- The pain of pushing hard into the strings- Are my fingers supposed to hurt this bad all the time.
- The frustration of my guitar sounding more like a lunatic bird on crack then the beautiful melodious instrument it should have been. I thought i would never learn to strum.
- You have to train– Even the experts still have to train. Those that fail in training will eventually lose their edge. Much like a knife, if you don’t sharpen it often it gets dull and is less usefull in its intent. Although it is still a knife.
- You have to be dedicated– Sometimes in life you can get by without much effort, if your one of the lucky. Unfortunately almost anything in life worth going after takes determination. Once you determine the worth, you must be dedicated to seeing it through.
- You have to fail– We can sit back and learn only so much by watching. Eventually you have to put yourself out there. And when you do, it is almost guaranteed that at some point you will fall flat on your face. Take it as an opportunity to learn and move on. If you want to succeed you have to learn to face the good and the bad.
Instead of looking at those that have mastered “it” as a reason to quit, look at their success as a goal you hope to attain and learn from them. And instead of looking at how far you have to go, just look at how far you have come. We all have to start somewhere… We are all Amateurs