The human mind is a very powerful thing. It can make a person move mountains and it can also make you feel like you are under one. However, the same effect becomes a problem once a person decides that he or she has had enough and it is time to quit or give up. Although this is the correct course of action in some cases, most cases require a change of heart and a change of mind and the whole situation may be turned around. The sad thing is when one is imprisoned by his or her own mind. I seen a ton of artists in the music game held back by their own negative attitudes and ultimately fail. The most dangerous part is when you fill your own imaginary prison with visualizations of doom. Success rarely comes easy – this is even more true in the music business. More often than not, it requires a great deal of sacrifice. However, by taking the wheel and being the captain of one’s own ship, failure may be used as stepping stone to success.
Satisfaction Guaranteed: Say no to fear of failure
While most people give up when they get tired of trying just to be faced with rejection and failure, there are also some people who give up because of satisfaction and the fear of failure. These are the people who have decided to settle with something else when they cannot get what they originally wanted. This is a very unhealthy mindset. To overcome this mentality, you should think about what you stand to gain compared to what you already have. This will give you the motivation that you needs as well as something to look forward to if he or she decided to continue towards the goal. Falling once, twice, or numerous times is never considered as a failure as long as the person keeps getting back up. It is only failure when you decide to lay on the ground and quit trying. You may not succeed at making the best beats or being the best rapper instantly. There are times you may fail, but never give up.
Learn from the experience: Be Educated
Life has funny ways of teaching each of us valuable lessons. This is the reason why resourceful artists never go wrong – because they are always prepared. Experience with failure can help prepare you for larger challenges. It is also true that experience is the best teacher. That is a cliché that will never lose its essence no matter how many times it is said or written. A lot of experts and music industry gurus believe in the effectiveness of learning from experience. This is apparent in any artist’s career no matter how talented you are. When you learn from an experience, it is not easily forgotten and you can use those lessons and apply to future situations. Therefore, in times of failure, it would always help to look at the bright side. How can you use a failure to your advantage and come back even stronger?
Hope is an advantage
You really can never afford to give up on your dreams and goals. No matter how rough it gets, no matter how many things or people close doors in your face, there is no valid reason for giving up. Yes, pain and suffering are understandable as these are integral parts of humanity, but thats life fam. However, you gotta accept that some things will be difficult, you may fail at times, but move on. There will always be a promise of a better tomorrow that should be enough to keep a person striving. This hope will eventually materialize to something great eventually. It is something that you will never accomplish if you give up in the event of experiencing failure tho right?
About Joey Cutless
Joey Cutless is a Music Producer, Composer & Engineer that has been a pioneer in online beat sales, TV licensing, and marketing of all things production related for over 15 years.