Success is cool and all, but it’s overrated.
It can be dangerous, and it’s not even the most important thing for us musicians to focus on.
Yeah, I said it.
And I want to point out some problems with the common idea of success and talk about the single most important thing.
The thing more important than success.
I had been working on my new album for about a year and I was trying to finish the mixes.
They were nearly done; I was getting so close. But then I heard a little voice from behind me, “Daddy?”
Clock in. Work all day. Clock out. Grab dinner. Hang out with friends. Go to bed. Repeat.
If you find meaning in your day job, you may find this cycle rewarding.
But if that “work all day” part is full of not-so-meaningful work, you may hate this cycle.
Especially if you’d rather just be making music.
Let’s be real for a second, songwriters. Writer’s block doesn’t exist.
I know, we’ve all had times where we feel like we’re stuck and no words or ideas are coming out.
But I say writer’s block is a myth.
For those of us who love songwriting, we find it frustrating.
Sometimes it’s just the worst.