Achieving Your Guitar Goals
How to achieve your goals-part two
It’s always a great time to refocus on why you decided to pick up the guitar. Reflect on why you wanted to learn in the first place. It’s a great way to get a fresh start on your goals for the future.
Last week we focused on finding your inspiration, outlining your goals, creating structure, and staying disciplined. All these tips are extremely important toward helping you achieve your guitar goals. Without just one of them, you may be setting yourself toward an impossible path. Learning to play the guitar should be fun and easy and challenging all at the same time. This week we will complete this list and focus on challenging yourself, tracking your progress, rewarding yourself, and the most important, to have fun!
While it’s important to set achievable goals, you also want to challenge yourself. Don’t be afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new. This could mean learning a more difficult song or even experimenting with a totally new style of playing. By challenging yourself, you can continue to grow and improve as a guitarist.
Track your progress
As you work toward your goals, it’s important to track your progress. This will help you stay motivated and see the progress you are making. You can track your progress in a number of ways, like keeping a practice log, recording yourself, or even asking a friend or family member to listen to you play and provide feedback. One way to track your progress is to set milestones along the way. As you achieve each of these milestones, you can mark them off and see the progress you’re making.
As you reach your goals, don’t forget to reward yourself. This could be something as simple as treating yourself to a new piece of guitar gear or going to a concert featuring your favorite artist. By rewarding yourself, you can stay motivated and inspired and continue to make progress toward your goals.
Don’t forget to have fun
While achieving your guitar goals is important, don’t forget to have fun along the way. Playing the guitar should be enjoyable, so don’t get too caught up in reaching your goals that you lose sight of why you started playing in the first place. Take breaks when you need them, and don’t be afraid to try something new just for the sake of enjoying yourself. One way to have fun while practicing is to mix up your routine. Instead of always working on the same songs or techniques, try throwing a little curveball in there. By keeping things fresh and interesting, you’re more likely to stay engaged and motivated.
Achieving your guitar goals is within reach with the right mindset and strategies. By finding inspiration, outlining your goals, creating structure, staying disciplined, challenging yourself, tracking your progress, and rewarding yourself, you are all but guaranteed to make steady progress toward your goals and become the guitarist you always dreamed you could be. Remember to stay focused, committed, and above all, have fun.