by Linda Ratcliff
Don’t be so focused on the finish line that you fail to enjoy the journey.
– David Weekly
The Finish Line
I started a new diet about two months ago. And so far, all I have lost is 2 months and 8 pounds. Now you may want to pat me on the back and say, “Way to go! You didn’t put it on in a day, and if you take it off slowly – it will stay off. But that’s discouraging for me. I want to git’er done. I want to reach the finish line, and I want to reach it TODAY.
That’s not going to happen but I have grit, and I plan to watch what I eat until the day I reach my finish line. But then what happens? Can I go back to eating the way I used to? Can I put aside everything I learned about good eating habits and just go back to “normal”?
The truth is … I will never actually reach the finish line with regard to watching my weight, because this is a life commitment. The magic number can’t be the only goal for me. I have to resolve to maintain that weight. I will need to eat right from now on (for the most part). AAAARRRGH!!!
Now let’s apply this to your music.
Is there a finish line for your dulcimer playing?
I say, “NO, you will never reach the finish line with your music.”
If you have any questions, always feel free to ask Steve or myself.Happy dulcimering,
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