Dedicating yourself is hard...sometimes
Some people manage to stay focused and you can see this dedication shine through when they play gigs, create Youtube videos or generally just play. We all have this ability to dedicate ourselves to something bigger and higher than ourselves whether it's music, business or just growing as an individual.
We will all struggle to stay motivated and we will all have less productive days for no reason other than we can't find the zone. That's normal...
Don't be afraid of 'Failing', afraid of trying again what didn't work yesterday. Reputation and dedication is the key to success, no matter what it is. The longer you practice or perform a task over and over again, the quicker and easier it will become.
Dedication, motivation and reputation are the things that matter most. Even if we fail several times over, we will get there in the end, if we don't give up.
Following in someone's footsteps will always cast a wide shadow
Some people manage to break free of this overcasting shadow but when you're following in the footsteps of others, (whether it's by choice or by name - being born into a well respected family), this will always create expectations.
By carving your own path by applying past experiences and other people's tips, advice and experiences (taken with a pinch of salt), you can create your own foundation and create your own shadow.
Don't be afraid or scared to follow the path less travelled by your peers or friends. Taking calculated risks is how careers are born from jobs and hobbies that people believe can't be.
You are your own foe, friend, shadow and destiny. Pick which one you want to be most.
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