When you practice piano, let go of "I should," as in "I should be able to play this piece well." "I should be able to improvise better." "I should be able to play in F# as well as I can play in C."

Here's why:

"I should" is too often self-destructive and self-defeating. So even if you do feel that you "should" be able to do something, don't use those words.

Instead, say "I want to be able to do that," and then get to work!

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