This is a pretty cool article about figuring out what you want to do with your life. I thought it was interesting how he says that you need to figure out what kind of sacrifices and struggles you are willing to tolerate. I think it is especially true for music, where you have to work so hard for so little reward.
Also really liked the part about “Before you are able to be good at something and do something important, you must first suck at something and have no clue what you’re doing.” This is so true in music, and every jazz musician must go through this. We all remember the first time we played in public in front of people- it is terrifying. Then after years and years of gigging, you learn to take the embarrassing moments and learn from them.