I hope everyone is having a great year so far. We all try to make changes and better ourselves each year- or at least saying we’re going to go to the gym sounds good to our ears while we eat our Christmas dinner! If they could just start building Wal-Mart’s on top of American Family everything would be so easy…..
But seriously, I can’t think of many rewarding things that are easy. 2013 taught me that lesson over and over. I wanted to put out an album and I recorded it in my home studio over a two week period. When I listened back, the recording enthralled me at first. After multiple listens I noticed minor flaws. In the end I scrapped the entire album.
Why? Because I knew my intentions were great but my attention to detail was lacking- a hard pill to swallow. Remember that when we set our minds on something there are many sub-plots and diversions that will present themselves along the way. If there aren’t any parking spots at the gym we might have to actually wait for something.
As an independent artist I’ve found that I tend to wait for everything- posters, CDs , phone calls, carrot-danglers, etc. My goal for 2014 is to apply more attention to detail to all facets of my life while I’m waiting. Remember that when the song ends, someone will feel something new while another will check their phone-try not to do that. Let’s all enjoy the journey along the way.