What’s the “Valley Of Disappointment?”
And what does this have to do with guitar?
The answer to the first is in this article. The answer to the second? Everything...
Let me explain.
It comes from a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear.
In chapter 1 James explains this idea:
“We often expect progress to be in a straight line. At the very least, we hope it will come quickly.
In reality, the results of our efforts are often delayed. It is not until months or years later that we start to see results.
This can result in a ‘Valley Of Disappointment’. Where people feel discouraged after putting in weeks or months of hard work without experiencing results.
However, this work was NOT wasted. It was simply being stored.”
This one small paragraph is so profound that I had to share it with you.
Progress on the guitar rarely comes day by day.
You can practice the same thing for weeks on end, sometimes months, and see no progress.
It can be frustrating and disheartening. Like you’re a car stuck in mud.
Whatever it is, remember this phrase - “Mastery requires patience.”
Can you relate to this?
Perhaps you’re in your Valley right now?
In my opinion the best way to navigate through this valley is to have someone guide you. And show you what practices and habits to follow to help you make progress.
Of course you could try to figure this stuff out on your own. Spend countless hours watching videos. Looking through books. Learning from friends etc…
Or you could allow someone to help you so who’s done all the hard work for you (hint: that’s me!)
If you’re open to the idea of maybe working with me and my team of expert teachers. Click below and let's find some time to chat over the phone.
We’ll find out where you’re at right now. What your challenges are. What you want to be able to achieve. And we’ll guide you on what to do next.