Back in April of this year, in the midst of curfews and social distancing, I had the idea to use my new-found time to undertake a long-time desire to learn to play the guitar.
Now you might be thinking...
‘So? That’s great but is it really a blog worthy topic?’
What you may not know is that I was born without fingers on my left hand.
I first purchased a traditional right-handed acoustic guitar thinking that I could ‘MacGyver’ a way to make it work.
I was wrong.
My next move was to try a left-handed model. Even though I couldn’t even form one measly chord, I knew that this would be my best chance.
With a pick firmly held in my prosthesis and a right hand that had never touched a fretboard...off I went to see what was possible.
I struggled mightily but I was also filled with the belief that if I dedicated myself to it and applied myself to the task, that my dream would somehow become my reality.
7 months later, I am well on my way. My knowledge has grown immensely, and my skills have exceeded my wildest ambitions.
I am currently nowhere near stage ready but I do now know that it is possible if I continue to work hard at it.
In reality though it is really no longer work. It is a ton of fun that gives me hours of enjoyment.
Both in the process and in the fulfillment.
But this message is not about the guitar.
If you are reading this you more than likely have a desire to improve your health, your physical condition, and your reality.
The process of achieving your desires takes time, dedication, determination, and patience.
But achievement doesn’t become truly possible until you make a decision to turn your dreams into action.
So take a good long look in the mirror, commit to yourself, and...
Make that change.