Monday Musings: Be Kind to Yourself

I was talking to one of my clients and she told me about how her generation is into “the grind” and “you have to make it happen for yourself.” She described how her work was nowhere near as successful as the work of her peers.

This reminds me of what Tomo Fujita, John Mayer’s guitar teacher at the Berklee College of Music, always says:

  • Be kind to yourself!
  • Don’t compare!
  • Don’t expect too fast!
  • Don’t worry!

This doesn’t only apply to learning a musical instrument, it applies to most things in life. So what if you’re not making as much money as the next guy? If you compare, someone will always be better and someone will always be worse. What’s important is you’re doing your best. Have a good week ahead!

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