What to do?
My best response?
- Have great habits and congruent goals, both personal and professional. Bring in all the stakeholders and get them onside. Practicing for a musician is like training for an athlete. It is no trivial matter. Everyone has to be on board.
- Plan your life, making room for practice. Try a time audit for a week. Write down every hour what you were doing? I bet we can all find some time wasters. Add them up and presto a few extra hours a week open up.
- Go to a concert. It might energize your commitment. Local pub or concert hall, I don’t think it matters much. Just get out there.
- Go to a jam session or masterclass once in a while. You will meet other adults working on the same dreams. This is one of many reasons why I and my drum sticks go to Jazz Camp every summer. Fellowship!