Good evening, dear friends
To be a successful musician, 3 things are missing.
This is a fundamental engine. When something we are not passionate about, we do not put the necessary effort to improve it. If there is no passion there will be no motive that drives us, those who try to learn without being passionate will find it extremely difficult. In addition they will be frustrated, which can generate a blockage in learning. If it is a child, it is difficult to start immediately being passionate, they will gain that passion as time passes and if not, they will simply hate it.
Since I was very young, I’ve been passionate about music, I’ve been playing for a long time nonprofit, just for a hobby. That does not mean that today, if they do not pay me, I do not play, only that I have difficulties now, I have a family and I can not afford to spend long hours playing for fun, because I have a family that I have to attend to; But even so, I play non-profit on opportunities. When you do something for passion, the lucrative part takes a back seat.
This I have said on other occasions, but I do not tire of repeating it: discipline is essential for all areas of life. We may be passionate, we may be talented; But we need to apply a degree of discipline so that we can take advantage of that talent. For our passion to increase, I have an article that I wrote months ago where I give my humble opinion about [talent vs. discipline](https://steemit.com/curie/@eltrompetista/talentvsdiscipline-m6n9hvnf38), there is a phrase I use that is very true: “talent does not lead us to discipline, but discipline leads to talent”.
This is the third ingredient for us to succeed. You know this article is entitled “Recipe to be a successful musician”, but the truth is that this applies to all areas of our lives. It is the perfect formula to reach any goal, to reach the goal, in order to be successful.
On many occasions I hear a popular saying that says “He who perseveres reaches!”. That famous saying is right, we must not give up. But perseverance alone is work in vain. Suppose I want to jump 10 meters high, but I do it without desire; I assure you that although I am very perseverant I will spend all my life jumping, I may not give up, but my lack of passion will only allow me to jump 5 meters.
Now, I have passion and perseverance, but I do not have discipline, I will jump with desire and I will persevere but I will only manage to jump 9 meters. Why? My lack of discipline will make me use a bad technique and only jump for pleasure without trying to improve my technique to reach 10 meters, I will always be stuck in the 9 meters until I decide to apply the degree of discipline.
For this reason, passion, discipline and perseverance need to be taken by the hand. Excuse me for using that weird example, I just wanted to show that it does not apply only to music, it applies to our life in general. I assure you that if you take them by the hand at 3 o’clock they will be great musicians, doctors, engineers and everything they propose.