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post Nov 19 2012, 11:46 AM
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I became very anxious the other day, when I realised it won't be long until I have the money for my Audio pc set up.

For a long time when friends etc have asked me about my own songs and compositions, I have had the excuse that I'm saving up for pc, to record on.

Not only that with the money I intend to spend, my wife has put a little added pressure on my that she will not be happy if I spend this money and don't follow through (she knows my lazy ways).

The comfort of having the valid excuse of not having the pc set up I need to get a decent recording done, will soon be gone, and I will have to step up and produce.

It's a scary place to be, although if I man up it will be an exciting and very creative place to be!

It's not unlike the excuse of not having good enough gear, I think one of the reasons I bought the Axe Fx and my Tyler was to take that excuse away and to concentrate on the practicing, learning and playing, rather than making excuses and focusing on gear.

Once I have the pc, I'll have no reason to avoid REC takes as well!

Does anyone else feel the negative side of removing excuses and have to fight them knowing that it's the only way to progress?



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Patrik Berg
post Nov 19 2012, 01:16 PM
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I've been known to make an excuse or two and yes they are an easier way out short term but I found the once you start changing your mindset it becomes easier to do what needs to be done, it's always harder at first to stop taking the easy way out but once you win a few internal battles then they seem to become easier but life can throw things at you from time to time but with focus and goals we can do anything.


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Timmy b
post Nov 19 2012, 05:29 PM
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Ive made excuses like this for years! It can be hard to break out of the habit and the pressure sure can be felt sometimes.

Like Patrik Berg said before it definetly gets easier and easier to break the bad habits (and keep them away) as time goes by. Like most things in life though, that first time can be difficult. Im finding latley ive been getting rid of my excuses more and doing what needs to be done, and its a damn good feeling when youve broken the habit and have some results to show for it. One just has to keep in sight their goals and keep moving forwards one step at a time.
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Ben Higgins
post Nov 20 2012, 11:04 AM
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Just remember.. when starting to build good habits, don't think about the long term. Just do it once and do it right.

Then next time, do it that way again.

After a while, you've developed a new comfort zone without realising it ! smile.gif


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Todd Simpson
post Nov 21 2012, 01:58 AM
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Really well said Ben!!!

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Just remember.. when starting to build good habits, don't think about the long term. Just do it once and do it right.

Then next time, do it that way again.

After a while, you've developed a new comfort zone without realising it ! smile.gif



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