Some people never get started on achieving their dreams in music. It’s frustrating to hear people talk about wanting to have a band, but they get around to starting it. Here’s a little motivation:
1. Start a band now. Go rent or borrow a cheap guitar or whatever, find three or four people that want to jam. Go on youtube and learn a few chords. If your band sounds terrible at first, then so be it. This is something you can do by tomorrow, and if you’re resourceful it may not even cost you a penny. Do it right now.
1a. You’re not too old to do this.
2. Come up with a big, huge dream for this band. Bands break up and musicians move in and out of bands, but your dream will endure all of these things.
3. Break this dream down into tiny, actionable components. If you want to be the next Eddie Van Halen, step one might be ‘Look on Craigslist for a guitar instructor.’ Step 125,000 might be ‘Buy a jumbo jet.’ Don’t forget about your goal, but always think about your very next step.
4. Surround yourself as much as possible with people that are successful. Another thing you can do is contact someone who is extremely successful and ask to pay them for an hour of their time. I’ve found that most successful people are eager to help others achieve their success.
5. Make a commitment to working a certain amount of time per day on your goal. If you don’t have time, wake up early. I’ve found it extremely helpful to wake up at 5am and work for 2 hours. It’s painful, but you get used to it.