This idea was born from students coming to my studio thinking they had to live up to a certain level, or come in a good mood, or come to play well. That's great if it happens, but also show up tired, in a bad mood, not feeling like playing, not at your best. If our practice is a LIFESTYLE, we can't judge ourselves, or try to live up to perfection. We just need to SHOW UP consistently, and accept the situation with perfect EFFORT, not results. Drums have a magic that way, in that when you start MOVING, playing, and getting out of your head and into the rhythm, you will always leave better than you came. The challenge is coming exactly as you are... just showing up, taking ACTION. Just knowing you showed up on THE PATH feeding your potential, you may not always hit the mark, but your consistent actions will give you more confidence over time than you can imagine.
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