Wednesday, December 29, 2010
When Will "It" Get Done?
What are the areas where I need to grow musically? Ear training, improvisation, right hand fingerpicking technique, composition, rhythm and the list can grow into ever greater specifics. Good to know where I am and where I want to go. But when am I going to do these things? So easy to make lists, but they do not get much done. Unless I am committed to them and work out the method and time to address what needs doing.
Then as the fruits of practicing come forth, I have this energy available to feed my commitment. Slow steady progress unfolds once I am in motion. Overcoming my inertia is the initial obstacle and then staying true to the path.
Now is the time, the only time I have to practice. Coming into my relationship with the present moment remains the struggle. Enough lists, books, ideas, and clever insights. Do it now!