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OK, the light bulb just went off!

Published on 3/19/2013
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You know that moment when you've been trying to figure something out, or you've been working with a project of some kind that's getting you no where, and all of a sudden it hits you. You may say to yourself, "It's so simple! Why didn't I think of that earlier?"

All I can say is that the answers and results will always come if you can stay committed to what you're doing long enough. Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before inventing the light bulb. I'm so glad he didn't quit!

They say that "success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile dream." Of course, you have to be doing the right things as you go along. And not only that, you're thinking has to be up to speed also. I find it helpful to read books on success secrets, books about successful people, or even to listen to CDs with good, positive, and inspiring information and stories.

At this stage in my life I realize more and more that it's also important to listen to the right people. People who have the success that you want. Why reinvent the wheel? Get around people who have been down the same or a similar road to success. If you want to play classical music on the piano, like I did, find a teacher who is a successful classical pianist. Or if you want to succeed in a business venture or any career, get mentored by people who have the results you want. They can share with you tons of stuff that you won't have to figure out on your own.

You won't learn it all in one day. And everyone learns at their own pace. I didn't learn to play classical piano music in a day. It took me several years of study and applying what I learned from my teacher. The basic first step however is to make a conscious decision to be open to learning something new. Put your pride aside. Just start with the basics -- even if you think you may already know it all! And as you get better at what you're doing, remember to review and to really train yourself on the fundamentals.

I taught piano lessons for 22 years professionally. And the one thing I noticed was that the students who mastered a few basic ideas I taught them -- such as good posture and hand positions, the correct way to practice, habits of reading ahead in the music beyond the point they are currently playing, hearing the music in your mind and pretending that you're singing along, etc. -- these were the students who learned faster and had the most success.

As a matter of fact, during a time when I was recovering from an illness and could not teach lessons for about two months, I had a 3rd year piano student who learned how to play a Scott Joplin rag on his own. I had no input at all in coaching him. He memorized it and played it at my church's talent show. I got a call from his parents telling me what was going on, and they came by my house to pick me up and take me to the event. My student was last on the program, but let me tell you -- he stole the show! I was totally amazed and so proud of him!

Later when I spoke with him, he shared his experiences about learning and memorizing the music. I just smiled inside because the feed back I was getting from him, in his own words, proved to me that he had unconsciously mastered a few basic and simple techniques. Needless so say, his talents blossomed from there. During his senior year in high school he took up drama, learned to sing, and performed in plays and musicals at his school and in the community theater.

So in summary, here are some final thoughts for you.

* We all have goals and big dreams for our future.

* We don't have to always do things by ourselves. We can ask for help.

* It's great when you can be mentored one-on-one by a successful person.

* Each person will achieve great heights according to the foundation that they have built to get where they want to be.

* Mastering the basics in any endeavor has long lasting results.

* And most importantly, many times the universe has plans for you far greater than what you could have imagined! But ya gotta stick around long enough if you want to receive the benefits!

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