Today I wanted to share with you how great it is to be pumped to be alive! As I wrote this at 6.30am, listening to Objekt Boiler Room Berlin DJ Set, we can all empathise with one another, that at times we can get really tired of what you love to do….or is it tiredness of the grind? You know when you know you want to get something done, but yet there’s that lack of drive?!
Currently, I’ve been back in Cardiff for just over a week now (and soon to be back in Bath to do the show of Mid-Life Crisis – The Musical! ) and all I’ve been doing is working on my final recital due in less than one month (15th May) and playing only 6 pieces, no matter how creative you are it is a challenge to keep spirits high. High praise for the 6 show a week guys on the West End!
I was talking to a friend yesterday and as conversations go, a 30 minute conversation turned into 2 hours. We were talking a little about post-graduation and acknowledging the most difficult aspect would be to find motivation. Not practising, not getting up early. Motivation. It was rather eye opening, how somebody can open up about their concerns and doubts; concerns and doubts that I had no doubt I’d and most other people had experienced.
The main part of it though, was not doing the things you want to do. We called this resisting temptation. Taking time out from the daily grind but knowing that everything you do, is all part of the process. For me, I could have gone back to practice 90 minutes earlier but I knew that talking to my friend, Elin, was going to have some impact in my life somehow. And that goes for anybody. The most recent good read of mine here has been one of the best reads in a while and is definitely paying off. But how to get started? Take a hint from Nike #JustDoIt. How I did it? I didn’t like reading books all that much, so I watched Ted Talks with the aim of relating what I watch to music, no matter how unrelated it may seem. No that’s what I do everyday as part of my life. Why not give it a go?
If you’re pumped with everything that you do in life, it all falls under the same umbrella.
When I’m back from RWCMD commitments I have an exciting project (that I need my home studio for) and prior to that, I’ll be getting on the development stage of getting my ideas completed and ready to get out to the world. Wait for music, Vlogs, collaborations, travelling…and we’ll see where that takes us!
So today guys,
Get pumped. If you’re not satisfied get up early to get what you want to get done. #JustDoIt.