The Thursday Thesis - 25/08/2016
“Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda... are the last words of a fool”
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard players say “If only I’d known that right at the start...” or “I should have been told that before!”
I once heard it when a lifelong player learnt to play bar-chords in less than a minute, when they’d failed for over fifty years to play them.
I heard it when a beginner realises that there’s no catch to making things easy and fun.
I hear it whenever a struggling player gives up the fight and lets the instrument do the job it was built to do – making life easy for the player.
And I’ll hear it when I meet players for the first time, and they discover the reality of the guitar, and wonder how that “wooden box with a stick on it” has frightened them from learning to play for most of their lives.
Get those kinds of insights – right now – and you’ll never look back and say “If only I’d known”.
“If Only...” are the words that echo around a million unlived lives and countless broken dreams.
How sad would it be if your last words on this Earth were “if only...”?
What are you going to do, today, that you’ll wish you’d done years ago?
© Neil Cowmeadow 2016
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