If it was simple & easy all the time, then everyone would be excellent music readers and would never run into a problem. I would be out of a job real quick…
Don’t get me wrong, I truly do believe that everyone has the ability to read, write, and play music. The problem is that most people don’t know how to go about doing this very well and give up way too soon.
How can you get better at your music note practice? Think about what you’re doing today…
Concentrate on Today
The only way to be victorious in your music reading is to focus on today. That’s it!
It’s too late to change anything about yesterday and tomorrow is completely undependable. All you have is today.
Here’s 3 reasons why your music note practice may not be going as well as you’d like:
#1 You’re Staring at Yesterday
Many times when we dwell in what happened yesterday too long, we end up over exaggerating it. Our past successes and failures start becoming a lot bigger than they really were.
Some people just can’t get past the past. They continually try to relive their glory days and allow that to define them for the next few decades.
What’s worse is when you get upset about what you could have done. Too many people spend too much time thinking about perceived missed opportunities.
Is there something more detrimental than this? Yes, people who allow past negative experiences to shape the rest of their lives.
They relive rejection, failure, and some kind of injury they received. How is this helping anyone?
No matter how badly you have failed in the past or what someone else has said or done to you, yesterday is over. It ended last night and today is a new day.
#3 You’re Overestimating Tomorrow
What do you expect the future to hold? Is it reasonable expectations? Do you think things will get better or worse for you?
If you think things will get better for you, why you do think so? Is it based on vague hope or do you have a strategy in place for making it better?
“Hoping for a good future without investing in today is like a farmer waiting for a crop without ever planting a seed.” – John C. Maxwell
#3 You’re Underestimating Today
What are you doing right now to guarantee your future success in reading music? Do you have a plan in place or are you just operating “on the fly?”
When you do get serious about practicing, is it only when you feel like it?
Today is the only time you have. If you are not doing something today, then how do you expect tomorrow to be any better for you?
Don’t let today slip through your fingers. Get a plan in place and really start working towards your music reading goals.