Want to know what one of my favourite sayings is?
“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”
It’s important to have goals, it’s also important to have these goals broken up into achievable micro goals.
But what’s even more important is to adopt guitar playing as a lifestyle.
OK, that sounds a bit weird – let me explain what I mean.
Whether you’ve got big guitar playing goals in mind or just want to achieve something small, the one thing you’re going to need is consistent practice.
You’re going to have to sit down with the instrument most days and play it, that’s the process.
Because practice is the only thing between you and your goals, you’re going to have to find a way to stick at it and (dare I say it) fall in love with the process.
That’s were this guitar playing lifestyle talk comes in.
It’s all very well to practice in order to achieve something, but I can pretty much guarantee the main reason the top guitar players out there practice isn’t to be constantly achieving something all the time – it’s because they love it, love the process and it’s just what they do.
You might think “well, it’s easy for them to love practicing – they’re already good!”
OK, fine – but the only way to get good is with consistent practice, and adopting this approach will make that a lot easier.
From this point forward, I want you to shift your view of practice from a goal orientated thing to an enjoyable thing.
I want you to start approaching it as something you do most days of the week because you enjoy it and guitar playing is part of who you are.
I want you to adopt being a guitar player as a lifestyle, and become serious about that lifestyle.