If you could be doing anything you want what would that be? Just imagine, there are no more obstacles in front of you, you have a magic wand and you can live the life you have always wanted to live. Would you still be doing what you’re doing or would you make some changes? What would those changes entail? Would they be small tweaks or massive adjustments?
I was talking to someone the other day who said he was reasonably happy doing what he was doing but if he had to dream just a little bit bigger he would say he would like the flexibility to do whatever he wants when he wants. However, he couldn’t see how that might be possible in the short term. In fact, I don’t think he could see how that was possible even in the medium term.
Therein lies the problem.
If you are believing that positive change isn’t possible immediately, like NOW, then it probably won’t happen any time soon. That’s the sad truth of the matter. The reality is that it isn’t about it being the ‘right’ time, there is NEVER a ‘right’ time. It’s about making a DECISION to commit and then all you have to do is hang on for the ride of your life. That fire in your belly will finally be well and truly lit and raging.
The Latin meaning for the word decide is to “cut off”. This is precisely why sometimes we procrastinate about making choices as it literally means that some of the other options will no longer be available.
What is the alternative though – do nothing?
I was so excited this week when one of my new adult students came in and played a blues riff she had obviously been practising A LOT as it sounded AMAZING. This was her goal, to be able to play the blues. She has been coming for lessons just a little over a month. She was thrilled to show us how quickly it had come together for her and exhilarated she could do this so well after only 5 lessons. Honestly, she sounded like she should be playing in a piano bar somewhere, it was that good!
Another student came to his lesson the other day extremely eager to show me half a page of Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca that he learnt, by himself at home, using the decoding tools we discuss in class. I absolutely love this moment. I’ve experience again and again now that I’ve been teaching this program for well over 12 years. It’s kind of like everything that we have been working towards ‘clicks’ overnight and all of a sudden students are memorising pages and pages of music off the page! I’ve never seen anything like it when I used to teach traditional methodologies.
It really is electrifying.
If these two students had not DECIDED to commit to lessons these outcomes would never have been realised and we would not be celebrating such incredible milestones with them this week.
So, IF you have been umming and arring about the possibility of reigniting your passion for music this just might be the time to make that decision once and for all. Maybe it might not be music, perhaps it’s something else – go do that.
But if reigniting your passion music is calling you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your best contact number and we can jump on the phone for a chat about your musical dreams and aspirations.
The clock is ticking now!