Mindset to Become a Professional Violinist
In order to achieve the success you want in anything, violin playing included, the quality of your mindset must match that of your ambitions. Mindset makes massive differences. Even Olympic athletes have little difference in genetic potential, but there are huge differences between them and the rest of the world in mindset.
Do you have what it takes to sell out concert halls with your mindset or will you be playing embarrassed and alone in the corner? Either category is in your potential reach, but how you view it and act towards that view makes the difference.
The first important part of the master violinist’s mindset is their love for the music. Any time you do something you enjoy that completely, you don’t have to go to any great lengths to get in your practice time. Your practice will come naturally as a result of that love. Greatness comes as second nature when this is the case.
The next point is discipline. You may not think you need it with the first point, but you can still get sidetracked. Everyone has bad days here and there. Sometimes there will be periods of time where you don’t feel like playing for one reason or another, but consistent practice makes a huge difference. When you practice on a schedule it forms a habit which can be difficult to break.
Practice is necessary to see the result you want. It can take time, but you will see results if you put in the effort. You’ll only have to force it to start (assuming you aren’t at full capacity on point one).
Third is knowledge. A lot of this can be gained from practice. You will gain a feel for the music and your instrument. This only occurs if you have the knowledge to grow though. While basics can’t be ignored, there are advanced techniques to any art. There is always room to progress. Find someone great to learn from. Finding someone you venerate as a musician and having contact with them will drastically improve your results.
Last is confidence. If you don’t think you can do something, you won’t tap into the potential you have; you won’t put in your full effort in your practice. Unless you know you can be great, you’ll only be mediocre. Your goals are set by your beliefs, and your results are set by your goals. You will only set distant goals if you don’t believe in your abilities. Flimsy goals will result in flimsy efforts.
Put in your best efforts consistently and you will see the results you want. Every little bit of effort makes a difference as it piles up. If you have five minutes to spare and you decide to practice instead of wasting it, it will make a big difference over time.
At the end of the day, the only difference between someone who will master the violin and someone who won’t is that the one that won’t has given up on some level.
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