Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How quickly we return to the music

As I learned from my guitar teacher, everybody breaks strings, but being an artist is about how quickly you return to the music. 

If a string breaks and you suddenly lose your balance and scream out loud and smash your guitar to the ground and cut the concert short by twenty minutes, you lost. 

Because you allowed the moment to be bigger than you. 

But if a string breaks and you suddenly start laughing, calmly walk over to your case, pull out a spare, restring and retune the instrument and pick up exactly where you left off, you won. 

Because it only took you five minutes to return to the music. 

Of course, this lesson isn’t just about playing music, it’s about playing the song of life. 

Everyday, disappointments accrue faster than you can find external forces to blame them on. And they can make you feel disgusted with yourself. Your sense of competency can feel completely undone by a single mistake. 

But if you learn to reserve a portion of our stamina to recover rapidly from disappointment, to return to the music quickly, nobody in the audience will even notice your broken strings. 

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