I went to college and got a degree in Industrial Engineering, but I never gave up my music dream and eventually at age of 20 I ended up studying the degree course again in major of Music Production (instead of studying Master of Industrial Engineering).
Today, for the first time, I realized WHY I was unwilling and unable to even try songwriting after I got out of high school. Because of my fears and insecurities, I had created a list in my head of reasons why I could never become a songwriter. I didn’t play piano well. I didn’t sing well enough. My melodies were boring. I was just writing rap music and producing beats, but I didn’t even know anything about the industry and didn’t know anyone in the business. On and on the list went. I realized today that by focusing on the people who were failing in the business, I had become one of them. No one has failed more completely than the person who didn’t even try. At least the cable guy, the waiters and the air conditioning people TRIED. I had not.
So, what changed my self-defeating thoughts? I met a guy who had succeeded. I asked him questions. He told me how things worked. And, the impossible became possible. Here was a guy who was getting paid to write songs telling me how it was done. If he was doing it, I believed I could too.
If I can do this, you can too. It takes a lot of hard work and a lot of time. But it can be done.