80% perfect is good enough

I’m just heading back from the gym where I completed a set of patterns this morning for the martial art which took me about 30 minutes or so. The patterns in the martial art are just cardio, I’ve dropped strength training at the moment because I’m really really focused on specifically technique, mobility & flexibility around martial art and improving that.

In other news, I have a song that’s stuck in my head which is Bebe Rexha – Meant to Be . No idea why, perhaps there is a subliminal message my mind needs to here!

Additionally, what’s there for me this morning is i’m just reflecting my guitar lesson yesterday. I really love my guitar instructor; he IS the master of feedback. He knows how to really get his point across. He said, once you have created a cover, you change it and it’s out there and it’s final. If it’s going to be on youtube, which is my aim, then there’s no going back – so it NEEDS to be a certain standard. He said you don’t know who is going to look at it, you don’t know who’s going to be inspired. Hence, it needs to be at a certain standard.

I totally resonate with this. He consistently reminds me that we only really need it to be at 80%, the effort required to go beyond that has diminishing returns.

We were talking yesterday about like I said to him during the lesson “You know what, these notes are slightly off here and there – can we just adjust within the software after we create music”? To which he responded “Yes, that’s a good point, and if you want to perform at an open mic night, you won’t be able to do that”.

I really do want to do an open mic night at some point, so it’s good to have this locked down and that’s what I’m working on right now.

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