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post May 7 2017, 07:28 AM
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Just to help you keep going if something's taking longer than you expected.


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post May 7 2017, 07:43 AM
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Hi Phil,



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post May 7 2017, 02:46 PM
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I also agree. smile.gif


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post May 7 2017, 03:48 PM
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As do I. We want things to happen instantly in today's world but that is not how skill works. The greatest gave their life and countless hours to their craft.

Even those who are virtuosos didn't simply arrive at an endpoint without countless days, months, and years practicing, failing, becoming frustrated/disillusioned, and then returning to practice and arriving in small steps, small bounds, and infrequent leaps towards proficiency and their goals.

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post May 8 2017, 02:01 AM
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Well said! smile.gif Trees only grow on the sides of mountains, not on the tops.


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post May 9 2017, 09:07 PM
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Of course, the negative demon within tells me that I've have failed. I've failed to do it in a reasonable time rolleyes.gif


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post May 9 2017, 09:25 PM
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You are not alone smile.gif It's not always easy to remain positive and look at the good things that have come from working toward any goal. It's always a bit easier it seems to be cynical about the results. It's important to at least try to focus on the positive outcomes of all energy expenditure IMHO. After all, you can't get it back smile.gif You might as well be proud of what you have accomplished, no matter how little or how much smile.gif
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Of course, the negative demon within tells me that I've have failed. I've failed to do it in a reasonable time rolleyes.gif



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post May 9 2017, 09:57 PM
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Yeah, as a race, humans seem inherently negative. People seem quicker to complain about a meal, for instance, than to compliment the chef. When it's bad, it's not how it should be, so, people complain, when it's good, it is how it should be so people say nothing. Same with learning, we think it should be quick because the masters make it look simple so we moan when it doesn't come quick, when we nail something unusually quickly we think, "why can't it all be that easy?". This creates a never ending cycle.
Sorry if I spoiled this thread but I think it's good to discuss both sides of the coin.

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post May 10 2017, 11:57 PM
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Sure smile.gif Makes perfect sense. Yeah, it's almost a natural way of being to " take things for granted". It can have very bad consequences though, especially in terms of relationships. Taking a good meal for granted is one thing, taking the person who cooked it for you for granted is something else. ohmy.gif)

All we can do is try to take note of our progress. In guitar, in everything. We typically don't see our own gains as they happen slowly. Thats why I suggest everyone make videos of their playing, even if you keep them private on youtube. You can go back and see how much you have improved in a given range of time. The first time I did this I was a bit shocked. I went and watched some vids from a year or two before and didn't realize that I had, in fact, gotten better on bits that I'd been working on.

You make vids so you can always go back in time and see for yourself smile.gif The bootcamp is a great way to do this. Make a playlist on youtube, if you have not already, of just your bootcamp vids. You can keep it private if you like. Then go back and watch the early ones. Then watch the recent ones. You may be shocked at how far you've come smile.gif

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Yeah, as a race, humans seem inherently negative. People seem quicker to complain about a meal, for instance, than to compliment the chef. When it's bad, it's not how it should be, so, people complain, when it's good, it is how it should be so people say nothing. Same with learning, we think it should be quick because the masters make it look simple so we moan when it doesn't come quick, when we nail something unusually quickly we think, "why can't it all be that easy?". This creates a never ending cycle.
Sorry if I spoiled this thread but I think it's good to discuss both sides of the coin.

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post May 11 2017, 10:22 PM
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Yeah I look back at old videos and think to myself "wow, I have improved more than I thought I had" then I start thinking "but I should have improved more in that time".

Negativity prevails in my stoopid brain sad.gif


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post May 12 2017, 05:04 AM
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Gotta fight that smile.gif You have made major improvements. Being able to be positive is something, just like guitar, that takes practice. Negativity is like gravity. It's always pulling at you and trying to drag you down. You have to make a decision to fight it whenever you feel it creeping it. It's not always possible, but it's always worth trying for smile.gif

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Yeah I look back at old videos and think to myself "wow, I have improved more than I thought I had" then I start thinking "but I should have improved more in that time".

Negativity prevails in my stoopid brain sad.gif



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