Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just Because...


Just because you feel like your playing sucks doesn't mean it does.


Just because you had a bad gig doesn't mean you have to have a bad week.


Just because your students don't "get it" doesn't mean you're any less of a teacher.


Just because you can't play something another one of your peers can doesn't mean they're a better player.


Just because you can play something some of your peers can't doesn't mean you're a better player.


Just because you had a bad practice session doesn't mean you didn't get anything out of it.


Just because you lose a gig doesn't mean you should quit.
Just because you can't play it doesn't mean you shouldn't try to.

Just because someone tells you you should quit doesn't mean you should.


Just because you can play something doesn't mean you should.


Just because you know you're right and the bandleader is wrong doesn't mean you should tell them.


Just because a bandleader is right doesn't mean you should take abuse from them.


Just because one of your friends achieves a level of success with their playing that you haven't doesn't mean you shouldn't be happy for them.


And just because you have a bad attitude doesn't mean you can't change it.




2 comments:

hammondrmr said...

Mistakes make us better people, if (biggest two letter word known to man) you look for the opportunity provided by that experience. It looks like you've had a few Stephen, thanks for sharing them. "BigdrummerE" @twitter

Audiyo said...

What up BigDrummerE! You're right, you have to get to the point where you can accept the mistake and then step back from it, assess what happened, and decide on what lessons could be learned from the situation...

...and I've had more than a few mistakes...jeez, don't think there would be room to write all of my mistakes...but I learned from them all and I wouldn't take one of them back...

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