Guitar News – Death Of A Guitarist (Part 2)

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Everything we do we choose. So what is there to regret? You are the person you choose to be.

Well, well, well…

My previous post on “Death of a Guitarist” caused quite a stir.

Where were we? … that’s right – our little fellow Rusty was on the brink of a life changing moment.

Mr. Fingers was about to make a DECISION that would change his life forever.

This was a particularly BIG day for little Rusty because up to this point his life had been remarkably uneventful.

Actually …

… it was astoundingly, uneventful!

However, throwing all caution to the wind he made the decision to play the guitar.

… a decision he has never regretted!

Rusty was very CLEAR about his GOAL and threw the full FORCE of his WILL into the project.

You see, this little chap unwittingly stumbled onto the key to being successful …

Which is (drum roll, please …)

Two things

1. CLARITY of intent


Life is all about decisions (minute by minute).

Everything we do we choose.

So what is there to regret?

You are the person you choose to be.

No matter what life threw up at him our guitar playing friend Rusty always PRIORITIZED guitar playing and studying music in his life.

In the end he learned more about himself than about the guitar.

In short he learnt the three P’s

Practice, Patience and Perseverance.

His DETERMINATION kept him going when thousands of other guitarists who started playing guitar on that exact same day fell off their perch.

Think about that for a moment before it scuttles you …

The death of a guitarist is not getting shocked by an ungrounded microphone or having a cabinet fall on you.

Instead, the death of a guitarist is when he/she stops playing.

If you have lost your way and feel like you could be one of the next guitar playing causalities …

STOP, whatever you are doing and work out what you need to do to re-ignite that PASSION for GUITAR.

(I’m assuming guitar IS your passion otherwise you wouldn’t be on this blog.)

Remember, we all do tons of stuff of other people, it’s time to be a little selfish and do something for yourself.

Go on! You deserve it.

Mike ‘Coach’ Hayes

P.S: I would like to thank Mr. Jumbo Fret and Mrs High Strung for their invaluable assistance with the proofreading.

P. P. S: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde

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