I believe that motivation and desire to play the flute are among some of the biggest tools that will improve your flute playing and help you succeed. Today, we’re going to explore some important success traits that you can use to become even better at playing the flute.
Learning how to play an instrument is not just about taking the flute out each day and playing through some sheet music. If you’ve been with me for awhile, you’ll know that having the correct mindset is almost just as important as going through the lessons.
There are a few traits I think we all need in our personality to create an environment where we will be able to have success daily in all of our endeavors.
It is so important to learn to be coachable.
1. is- The ability to ‘let go’ and ‘move on’.
I have a few students who tend to get stuck in their minds so much that when they make a mistake, they can’t seem to even move on until they’ve hashed over it and beat themselves up.
It’s important to know how to recognize a mistake and how to have the ability to continue moving through a piece so that it gets put together in a form that flows.
2. is to learn how to have a ‘passion for improvement’. I absolutely love this one because it is so important to learn to be coachable, and to basically have a thirst for making things better constantly.
Now would be a great moment for you to look inward at your own self and wonder if you keep that spirit of having a passion for improvement alive daily. Not just a little desire, but a full passion and love for it. You’ll go far in any subject with even just this one trait.
3. is that successful people generally are the ones who keep an inventory of accomplishments.
I’m not talking about someone who runs around wearing their marathon medals, pageant crowns, or certificates they’ve earned, but really- those who are considered high level achievers tend to be those who keep track of the goals that they’ve made and accomplished, and celebrate them!
Of course I have a couple more traits I would like to share with you, but this will give you something to start working on.
It is such a blessing to have all you amazing flute students here to inspire and help me. Don’t forget I’m always here for questions and comments!
I recently recorded an audio podcast on this same topic! Feel free to click on the link below to listen.