I don’t know which one or maybe both. When I finally decided that the pain I was feeling from not doing things was greater than the pain of trying and failing, I was set free. Not instantly. Not magically. Day by day. Courageous choice by courageous choice – I changed me.
In the days since, I have failed a lot. And I mean a lot. And failure wasn’t fatal. In fact, most of the time, it was a great learning experience that led me to some other type of success. Most of the good things I have experienced in life have come from taking chances and being courageous. I’m not turning back. If you have defended your limitations, I challenge you to choose courage over fear. You don’t have to quit your job and become a songwriter but step out. Play your music for people. Take chances on co-writes. Do those things that scare you most. Don’t expect it to happen over night or even in your first year but trust me, you try your best, and it will eventually happen. Defy your self-imposed limitations and live.
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