I'm glad I have managed to create my organ piece yesterday in the morning. It wasn't easy.
The night before I had my big doubts about its worth, about the worth of my efforts in general. It would have been easy to give up. But then I wouldn't have finished it this morning...
So every time I give up something, I sacrifice my progress. Every time I don't work out or go to a gym, I sacrifice my physical development.
Every time I don't floss my teeth, they are getting a little bit less healthy. Every time I overeat, I feel heavier. Every time I go to sleep too late, I feel a little less capable to function properly the next day.
Every time I interact with toxic people, I'm sacrificing my emotional health. Every time I skip practice (drawing, improvising, composing, sight-reading, writing) even for 15 minutes a day, my creative muscles atrophy.
Every time I complain about something and don't feel grateful, I'm sacrificing my spiritual health.
But it turns out it doesn't take gigantic efforts to do any of these things right.
Just a little bit of practice today means big results in 10 years. I think I'm that patient. Not always, of course. But I'm patient today.
Are you patient today too?