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And this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we’re going to be discussing how to persevere and stay the course and your drum lessons Tulsa. All right, so without further ado, my name is Steven. I’ve been a music instructor at the Curtis music Academy for almost a year coming this January and it is December, so it’s been 11 months and I am thrilled. I have learned so much about music, I’ve learned so much about teaching music mainly. And this whole year has really been about learning how to communicate skill, how to communicate and transfer skill, how to communicate and to transfer skill.
That is what this has been all about. And I’m going to write that down for myself because that is a good point to communicate, To communicate and transfer skill. And if you can learn how to communicate and transfer skill, you will be considered valuable in drum lessons Tulsa. If you can make that a fast communication and a fast transfer of skill, you can help people reach their goals much, much faster. Right? I would think so. So that is, what this whole year for me has really been about. And you know, we will all get better with time. We will all get better naturally hopefully if we want to. But there are some key things that you’ll have to do if you want to go further, faster and that’s have someone there who’s already been there and done that mentor for drum lessons Tulsa.
A mentor is someone who’s 10 years ahead of you or maybe even one year ahead of you depending on what it is that you’re getting mentorship for. But without further ado, I don’t want to go on a tangent. My name is Steven. I’ve been a music instructor for five years, going on six years now and I have loved every single minute of it. I’ve been a musician or an instructor at the Curtis music Academy for a year now coming this January and have learned so much. So I have so much to share. And then lastly, I’ve been a musician for 11 years, going on 12 years this March. And I’ve been, that will mean for me that I will be, have been playing for 12 years, which it will be. We’ll Mark half of my life being on earth.
Half of it has been playing music and playing the guitar and having experience in the field and what it comes with and what it doesn’t come with what you should do and shouldn’t do and tips, tricks, habits, exercises, beliefs, training, things like that. So, yeah, so today we’re going to be discussing how to persevere and stay the course in your drum lessons Tulsa or even in your musicianship wherever you’re at. So I have, like I said, have been an instructor for about five, six years, have been a musician for nearly 12 and there’s so much adversity along the way. There are so much that will come up that we’ll want to kind of knock you off the path naturally.
And it’s not like any particular individual is doing this, but it’s just the, the, the things that you go through naturally on your own personally without any other human intervention whatsoever. Meaning that no other human being is causing this adversity in drum lessons Tulsa. However, it is a natural cause. It is a cause because you are achieving something. Whenever there is a goal and you aren’t there yet, there will be adversity because we automatically real re rationalize it. We automatically bring it about because. Oh, otherwise we’d be there already. If there is an obstacles, then there isn’t really, it’s not worth it, you know, or it’s just not gonna make you stronger. So it’s part of the journey. Just I want you to know it’s part of adversity and you know, the, the, the thoughts that come up of, of the critical thoughts of yourself, the, the pain, it’s all part of the process naturally. Not necessarily from any other individual outside of yourself, but it is simply a natural part of the process. It is part of it. It’s required for you to achieve any goal.
There will be adversity, there will be friction, you know, so anytime there is work being done, there is friction happening. And so I want you to understand that as you’re going along this path, there will be things in your way that you will need to climb over or mentally conquer so that you can still achieve success or achieve successes in experience. And a monument, you know, it’s a, your success, you’re full of success when you constantly achieve goals. And so, without further ado, Pat, persevere and stay the course one, the first point we want to celebrate the little wins, celebrating the little wins along the way is, is, has all to do with staying positive.
And you mentally staying in a good state, a positive state towards you can constantly create this environment of, Hey, it’s about looking forward in drum lessons Tulsa. It’s not about perfection, but it’s about growth and progression. That is what celebrating the little wins is about. It’s not about what you didn’t do, what you’re focusing on, what you didn’t do or even sometimes dwelling on what you didn’t do right, isn’t the thing that’s going to move you forward. It’s actually the, it’s brother. It’s the opposite. You know, it’s the, it’s the enemy. Maybe not even the enemy. It’s just the relative, you know, is that, you know, there are things that you did right. There are things that you will do wrong. But that doesn’t mean that it has to be permanent in drum lessons Tulsa.
So the only thing that makes it permanent is if we keep doing it. And so let’s cut. Discontinue doing those negative or harmful habits or which those actions that lead to harmful habits and work on positive habits or habits that are fruitful or produce results, good results. So celebrating the little wins is a, is a good habit to acquire that yields good fruit or good results. And so my next point is how you shouldn’t be so hard and so critical of yourself. There is an element of this that is needed. It is needed to self evaluate. It is needed.
It is needed to evaluate in general whether that’s from yourself or from someone else to have an evaluation and assessment, a, a, a, an observation of where you’re at and have a, have a real look, a plain look at where we actually are in the moment, skill wise and ability wise and with the intent to move forward and get better at where you want to go. So I wouldn’t be so hard and so critical of yourself because you’ve got some way you’ve got to go. And if you are so hard and critical, you’re not really moving forward. So unless there is a forward momentum about your criticism, which is not criticism, but we call it feedback, you know, feedback, constructive criticism, if anything, you know, we want constructive, we want to it to construct us, not deconstruct, you know, constructive criticism is, it’s kinda like is a building that the studs in the, in the house one stead is in the wrong place.
And sometimes we, if we don’t address it, it’ll be kind of detrimental or it won’t provide the support needed when every other thing needs to be built. And so you’ve got to knock out a stud sometimes and put it in a more, a better place. We can call that constructive criticism, you know? And so lastly, stay inspired. Find out what makes or inspires you. Personal experience. The things that inspire me are things like live music, performances. I love live music performances that inspires me and it makes me want to keep playing and growing in drum lessons Tulsa. So do the same.