Have you ever stopped something only to regret it a few years down the track?
So many of my students tell me they started playing guitar when they were younger but gave it up. They say “I wish I kept going with it, I’d probably be quite good now if I did.”
As far as I’m concerned the only way to fail is to STOP TRYING!
Failing is NOT playing badly.
Failing is NOT feeling like your fingers are slow, weak and uncoordinated.
Failing is NOT feeling like you’re progressing slowly.
Failing is NOT feeling like you’re never going to get it.
Failing is NOT feeling like you don’t have what it takes.
Failing is GIVING UP!
Give yourself permission to suck a bit.
Give yourself permission to not sound as good as you’d like for a while.
Give yourself permission to not be good at something straight away and make peace with that.
Give yourself permission to do what ever it takes to KEEP GOING!
A little bit every day is all it takes.