Welcome the Disciplines

Stoke the Fire

As a musician, I have often lamented over my misspent youth. I wish that I had followed my heart and practiced the guitar regularly instead of being a troubled teen.

I’ve read guitar magazines for decades, and I admire quality musicians on any instrument. I’ve found that there is one trait that all great musicians have in common; they all have a deep burning desire that helps them to discipline themselves to practice, practice, practice. And practice is what it takes to excel at anything.

I’ve also studied the wealthy and successful people of all great achievements throughout history. And  I’ve found that they also have a burning intense desire that manifests itself into the discipline of taking action.

They frequently visualize exactly what they want. And they assume the role of the type of person that they want to be. They study their craft then they finish the miracle process by taking massive action.

Action Is What Separates The Great From The Mediocre

Nothing makes more of a difference than taking action. We all have a dream of what we would love to be. Many of us move towards it by studying up on it and visualizing it, but it takes consistent action to make your dreams come true.

All great virtuosos spent countless hours practicing their chosen instruments. Then after they reached the top in their field they let up a little and tasted deeply from the fruits of their labors.

For example, in an interview, Eddie Van Halen said that when the other teenagers were out playing sports, going on dates, or just hanging around not doing much, he stayed at home practicing the guitar.

At some point all successful entrepreneurs worked hard and long until they achieved the freedom that wealth can offer. They all found their major definite purpose, set their goal, then they prioritized their time and effort to get to work on it.

Worthy Of Admiration

Those that are great at sports, the arts, and business are admired by the masses because everyone knows that they did what most of us wish that we could do – they disciplined themselves enough to practice their way to greatness.

For a quick blast of inspiration I’m reading a book by Orison Swett Marden again. It’s only 65 pages, but it packs a powerful punch – An Iron Will {<Free Copy}

In it Marden uses two great musicians as an example: Handel and Mozart. They both tapped into their reserves of will to overcome serious illness in order to create their greatest compositions.

I encourage you to heed the words of my favorite self-help speaker – the late Jim Rohn, “we must all suffer from one of two things; the pain of discipline, or the pain of regret.”

Regards, – The Unknown Musician.




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