Let's face it, life takes courage! Courage to make decisions, the courage to admit when you've made a mistake, the courage to plow on ahead no matter what, the courage to do your own thing. . . life takes courage. . .
And also commitment. Commit to whatever decisions you make, commit to owning your life (mistakes AND successes), commit to keeping going no matter what, commit to doing your own thing. . .
And, of course, you can't do any of those things without confidence! This, for me anyway, is the hardest part. Sometimes I just have to put my confidence mask on and say, "okay, this is it, breathe and. . . Go!"
Sometimes it works and sometimes I fall flat on my face!
Mistakes are very worthwhile if we learn from them. . . hopefully, I've learned from mine. Made a few expensive ones this year. . . T-shirts that nobody wants and reusable shopping bags that nobody wants. . . sigh. . . won't be doing that again any time soon! No one can say I didn't try! Mistakes are what keeps us striving to do better, to be better!
Even though I make mistakes (performance as well as life choice mistakes!), something keeps me going. Many times I have been tempted to throw in the towel. Might be easier just to fade into the background. Easier? Safer? Better? Probably not!
When you are driven by a passion to do what you do, the difficulty is not in the doing, the difficulty is quitting!
I keep wondering what I'd do if I didn't play music. Keep my house cleaner. . . maybe. Spend more time with my furbabies. . . probably. Be happier. . . probably not!
So, I muster up the 3 C's. . . Courage, Confidence, and Commitment. And YOU help me. . . yup! You give me courage, you give me confidence, and I am committed because of you. You, reading this blog, you who send me emails, you who have bought my music, you who share your thoughts, your life and dreams with me. . . I am committed to you! And I thank you, from the bottom of my heart!!