From time to time I get stuck with my guitar playing.
No matter how many guitar students I’ve taught, no matter how many articles I have written, no matter how much I have practiced, every few months I feel like I got stuck.
I feel like I am not improving, lacking direction, running in circles.
No motivation, no inspiration, no will.
It’s like hitting a brick wall.
When it happened in the past, it always caught me off guard. I felt frustrated and angry.
But here’s the funny thing.
As I got older (and maybe little wiser, or at least more experienced), I started to treat these episodes of hopelessness as a signal. A signal that something is not working properly.
The more it happened, the more I started to understand it.
Now I know that no matter how smart do I try to look, eventually I will get stuck again. I will question my direction and everything I do. I will feel down. And a little bit confused.
And that’s ok because now I know that it is all part of the process of becoming better and better on guitar. And I also know how to handle it.
If you are anything like me and from time to time feel the same frustration as I do, today I would like to show you, how you can escape it. Continue Reading →