When you get a chance (today if possible), take out a pencil and paper (or digital equivalent).

Make 2 columns. In the first column write down all the things you need to improve about your piano playing. In the second column, write down all the things that you do well.

Here’s the catch: the two columns need to have an equal amount of items in them.

So if you write down that your rhythm is terrible, you need to find something good about your playing to balance it. At first, you may not even realize there’s anything good about your playing, but think a little wider. Maybe you have a nice touch, or play with a lively spirit.

Keep the columns equal as you go along. (And if you want, share your columns with all of us in the comments section below. It would be very encouraging to compare our lists!)

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