In my last Blog, I discussed The 4 types of musicians and asked you to determine what type of musician you are. Are you the Coasting Musician, the Retreating Musician, the Ordinary Musician or the Monumental Musician? (If you're a Monumental Musician, you probably wouldn't be reading my blog.)
I believe that most of us want to be a monumental musician. Then life happens, and somehow we have decided that it's really not that important and we stop moving forward. I have great news, It's not too late. With the 4 steps below you can get back on track to being the musician you want to be.
Understand your fears We all have fears, and its OK, what's not OK is letting those fears stop you from being the best musician you can be. F.E.A.R. is False Events Appearing Real. Most of what we are afraid of doesn't come to past. Fear is provoked by emotion, not rational thinking. Stop giving those fear power. Chances are if you fear it you should probably do it.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." ~ Thomas A. Edison
Focus on Opportunity Monumental Musicians see situations and problems as opportunities, not setbacks. Every situation is an opportunity to think differently and learn something new. You must understand though, this is something that has to be practiced. You will see every situation as new opportunity (Read Opportunity or Not)
Reach up not Over It's important to build relationships with people who have done what you are doing. Successful musicians continuously work with and aline themselves with other successful musicians. You see success begets success. You can't keep reaching over to the same people, you must reach up to move up.
"Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer."
~ Denis Waitley
Stay in Motion Newton says an object in motion continues in motion. To be a monumental musician you cannot stop moving forward. I am not saying push yourself to burn out. You will have down times and slow times, but do not stop moving forward. Successful musicians find joy in the new, the uncomfortable and the unknown, they know it's stretching them and pushing them forward to even greater success.
So whether your a coasting, retreating, or ordinary musician. You can be a monumental musician. Practice the four steps above to get started on the road to success. If you want to take it further, sign up for my Happy Musician Boot Camp.
Your Happy Musician