Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Learn From Your Past
Everyday I end my posts with, "Enjoy the journey." A part of enjoying this journey is being able to acquire wisdom along the way. The music industry can be a vicious cycle and if you are not a quick study, in can devour you. The definition of insanity is doing the same things but expecting different results. To be a success in this business and in life in general, you have to learn from your past. I have made a lot of mistakes and given up a lot of things in pursuit of my goals and yes it can sometimes be hard to not have regret or wish you could do something over. What I've come to understand is that the pain caused by our mistakes is a good thing. It enables us to have a certain clarity that only experience can provide, especially when the pain is self induced. We are all a sum total of our choices and decisions. We have all made some good and bad choices and decisions but it is up to us to learn from those experiences in order to improve our future. It is important to be able to make an honest assessment of who we are. Change can be the most difficult thing in life because we are creatures of habit and we like to be content but learning is synonymous with changing. When we know better, we are suppose to do better. It takes a lot of courage to admit that you have been wrong about something or a few things but this is how we learn from our past. Once we know what we did wrong or what habits or practices have not served us well, then we know what to change and how to change them. We have the answers to the test. It's never easy but well worth the effort. As the new year approaches and you begin to take stock of this past year's accomplishments, also take time to to look at the mistakes or missteps. Analyze them and their causes, then simply make a different plan to move forward in 2012. We will always make mistakes. It's a part of learning and being human but let's make some NEW mistakes and not keep reliving the same ones. This my friends is truly insanity. The road to success and inner peace is one that we travel daily. Let's continue to pave new routes for our journey and not keep going down the same dead end roads. Enjoy the journey.
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