The Definition of Songwriting Insanity. I’ve read that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. I believe there is a lot of truth in that statement. If you want something you’ve never had, then you are going to have to do things you’ve never done. It’s shocks many people to learn that I am a shy person by nature. I’m very introverted and, given the choice, I would almost always choose to hang out with my inner circle – my girlfriend and a handful of close friends. It is totally against my nature to play shows in front of hundreds of people, to speak before a large group, or to “work the room” at a party and talk to strangers. I really struggle to get out and “network” in the music business. I don’t like going out and making small talk with people I don’t know very well.
Making the Necessary Changes. Making those changes changed my life. I DID get different results when I did those things that made me uncomfortable. Over time, I have learned to embrace discomfort as a friend that brings positive changes to my life at times. Now, I purposely put myself in uncomfortable situations just to challenge myself. Those situations actually give me an adrenaline rush and energize me. It has become fun to raise the bar and challenge myself to jump over something I’ve never jumped over before. Take a look at your goals for your writing. If you want different results, then identify some different things you can DO to get those results. Challenge yourself. Step out of your comfort zone. Make the phone call you’ve put off making. Set up a meeting that scares you to death. Reach out to some new co-writers. Doing different things is the best way to get different results.
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