How musicians can learn from Astronaut Abby

I’d like to share with you an article I found to be very inspiring. Amazingly so.

It’s about a young woman named Abby. When Abby was 11 years old, she dreamed of one day becoming an astronaut and wrote down a detailed plan on what she needed to do in order to accomplish her goal.

The inspiring aspect of this is not only how she’s followed this plan over the years, but how many people have responded to her passion and enthusiasm by helping her accomplish her dream.

I urge you to read the article for yourself, which I’ve linked to below. Whatever our age or specific musical interests, we’ll find that if we set ourselves a goal, we can outline exactly what we need to do in order to accomplish it.

This may entail studying with the right piano teacher. Or attending weekly jam sessions at a local venue. Or organizing the jam sessions ourselves. Or focusing on a particular musician’s music for a year or so, to fully assimilate their style into our playing. Or learning how to compose or improvise. Or, maybe, all of the above.

Whatever our personal musical goals are, there is a way to attain them. And if we can tap into our inner passion, we’ll find that, like Abby did, that people will help us in any way they can.

This is something that’s often overlooked: People want to help those who are passionate about the same thing.

Here’s the article that I found so inspiring:

Astronaut Abby Profile

Enjoy the journey, and “let the music flow!”

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