It is always exciting to start something new. I really enjoy this phase when you are fantasising about what you are about to do next! Unfortunately, the excitementquickly fades away when the reality is not matching your expectations.
Do you know what I mean?
Let’s say you want to play guitar, you get inspired by those songs, the videos you’re watching, people around you playing and you secretly start thinking about learning to play yourself. You dream about it for a few days or a week then full of motivation and determination you decide to buy a guitar. You find the best guitar you can afford and with butterflies in the stomach you sit down and take it in your hands.
After only a couple of minutes your fingers start hurting, you are wondering how it is possible to spread apart your fingers like this, it sounds awful and your are not even close to make anything sound melodious. Your partner politely asks you to go in the other room because THEY ARE GETTING INSANE OF THIS CACOPHONY.
You imagined yourself playing and singing in front of a campfire with your friends smiling under the stars but there you are, alone in your room with sore fingers and this thought: “What the hell was I thinking?”
Now if you play guitar, you probably know what I’m talking about and if you don’t, well, now you know what to expect the day you will start..
That exact moment is crucial, some people quit, some people push through. The people who kept playing eventually spent an evening playing at the fire or even on stage. Those who didn’t are left with regrets, thinking that they’ve tried but they were just not good enough..
I believe that you can do anything you set your mind to. I am convinced that with time, persistence and determination you can achieve anything.
The next time you start something, you might face a moment where you want to quit, then remember who do you want to be, the one filled up with regrets or the other one?