How to Get Motivated to Play the Guitar and Follow your Dreams of Becoming a Star
I have a theory that I believe is inspiring and motivating and I would like to share it with my friends on the internet (you).
The theory is that in this age of opportunity it is possible for anyone who has their basic needs met (and maybe an internet connection) to learn and get good enough at something (via the internet for almost free) and use that skill to make a living.
It could be anything, and anything means logically you should choose to do the thing that makes you the happiest. The thing that you are good at, that you are passionate about. It is logical to follow your dreams.
This only means you need to make enough time to get really good at the things you enjoy, if playing guitar and making music is your thing then finding a way to quit your day job and make music your life should be your first priority.
Tip #1: Build your repertoire
Don’t limit yourself by not learning covers, there are so many great songs out there and playing covers can be a great way to get exposure to your original music.
Tip #2: Social media and YouTube the hell out of yourself
As an artist you are a brand, you need to sell yourself. You need to put yourself and your content out there. There are many ways to do this, comedy helps and so do cats. Get creative with more then just your guitar playing.
Tip #3: Practice and stay focused on the goal
There is always something to do, you will not just be playing the guitar and singing, you will also be your manager, producer, audio engineer and publicist. This is a lot for one person to do but it is your dream so it is worth it.
If music is really what you love and you keep spending your time doing other things then you will never get good enough to do it for a living, but it is certainly possible to do it. There is nothing stopping you except yourself.
You obviously need to have a sort of structure and path to achieving your goals, but all the time you spend on your dreams eventually adds up to you achieving them.
The bulletproof musician recently posted a great article on using structure to reach your musical goals. You should really check it out.
You have everything you need and if you put your mind to it and do it well, if you put yourself out there then success is pretty much guaranteed… as long as you’re smart about it.