The Biggest Thing Holding You Back

author: KevinGoetz date: 06/26/2014 category: general music

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The Biggest Thing Holding You Back
When we think of what limits us in our endeavors, be they strictly musical or more generally in life itself, we often think first of external factors. Living situations, the people on whom we're financially reliant (if we have any such people; if not, we blame the fact that no one helps us financially), the "dead local music scene" wherever the hell we happen to live, and a whole host of other things.

I think my personal favorite excuse I've heard from one of my students was, "The only reason I'm not more successful is because I just can't figure out how to record - if I could get my music out there to people, everybody would love it!" Naturally, I told him the best way to record on his budget, and he paled a bit as he realized I'd just taken away his best justification for lack of progress.

In reality, all these external factors are false perceptions. To put it nicely, we exaggerate inconveniences into full-blown impediments. To put it not so nicely, we entirely fabricate reasons why we can't make progress, so we can lie to ourselves and say we aren't as lazy as we actually are.

Rather than pick apart every single potential false limitation, I think it's simplest to find the root. A single statement that, once eliminated, naturally wipes out all the others, leaving fully-realized productivity. To find out what that statement is, have a look at the following video:

Thanks for reading/watching! If you'd like to see any other lesson topics covered, by all means, let me know!

By Kevin Goetz
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