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Phil66
post Dec 28 2018, 07:06 PM
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Some words a bloke said to me over on the line 6 forum. We weren't talking about music but the struggle I have getting my head around routing, Doesn't really matter what it was but these words apply to everything so if you're struggling with motivation...........

If you keep telling yourself "I can't," you won't ever be able to, and it'll be nobody's fault but your own.

Always be "The little engine that could" no matter how long it takes to get up the hill!


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post Dec 28 2018, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Dec 28 2018, 07:06 PM) *
Some words a bloke said to me over on the line 6 forum. We weren't talking about music but the struggle I have getting my head around routing, Doesn't really matter what it was but these words apply to everything so if you're struggling with motivation...........

If you keep telling yourself "I can't," you won't ever be able to, and it'll be nobody's fault but your own.

Always be "The little engine that could" no matter how long it takes to get up the hill!


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I couldn't agree more smile.gif


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Phil66
post Dec 28 2018, 09:12 PM
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Nor could I buddy. Keep plodding along and enjoy the journey.


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Todd Simpson
post Dec 28 2018, 09:24 PM
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It's hard to learn to enjoy the journey at first, since it's packed with frustration and work. We all want to skip to the end as fast as humanly possible to get to that place where we can play guitar without any apparent effort. Just like the players we see doing it like Vai, Satch, etc. The old saying 'True Skill is Effortless" applies. It's only natural to want that. Also only natural to say " I want to know the best possible plan/route for getting from here to there as efficiently as possible, what is that exact plan please." Of course, as any experienced player can tell you, no such plan exists. Though many folks try to sell you one if you google it. It's a scam. There is no way to escape the long road. That's what makes being a good guitar player, or any instrument really, such a special thing. It can't be bought, inherited, etc. It's got to be earned. Every student is unique in terms of how they learn and how they progress. Finding out how you you learn best is part of that journey. Being able to push forward when it's difficult is a life skill that will serve you for the rest of your days. When it's hard, you know your doing it right. if it's too easy, push harder. As you take the journey you'll learn about yourself and your instrument. The journey never ends. All of the Instructors here, including myself, are still walking the same road. We are just further down the path.

The good news is, once you've earned your skills, they can't be taken away from you. They are yours. You can be proud of them for the rest of your days as you've earned them. One step at a time. One foot in front of the other. Pity those that don't have the heart to take the journey. They will never have anything in this life that is truly theirs.

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