Playing guitar is not always fun

Neither is lifting weights, making the bed, or forcing yourself to add some spinach to your smoothie because you realized you haven’t eaten enough greens today.

But you wake up everyday and do it. Because you’re committed. And because there’s something on the other end that is pulling you towards excellence. And because there’s something here now about it that makes you feel alive, present, and capable of anything because you feel yourself actually following through and doing it.

I don’t always like practicing guitar, writing lyrics, singing, or performing. A lot of the times it hurts. But I made a commitment to work at it everyday. Because it keeps me sharp, grounded, and seems to bring joy to other people. So I do it.

Getting inspired is easy. Following through is hard work. But If you are truly committed to anything, you trust the process and get after it.

ThoughtsDerek Sammak