Being an active participant in your own musical life is not a chore. It can sometimes feel like a chore because we often frame things as obligations or responsibilities rather than opportunities.

Showing up right now, paying attention right now, listening right now, being honest with yourself right now. These are things that will benefit you right now. Yes, there will also be long term benefits, but we can only do the work right now.

And if you do decide to practice right now, but also decide not to be fully present and attentive to your work, then the relative benefits of your efforts will be disappointing.

You can’t skip the work, and no one else can do it for you. You can’t do it on autopilot. But why wouldn’t you want to? Show up to your life and your music right now. If not your own life, then whose life are you paying attention to?

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