Guaranteed Satisfaction

Having experienced playing the piano myself, I know, perhaps a bit too well, the feeling of lack of motivation to learn anything new; of coming to that “slump” in your learning when you feel like you just can’t go on.

A few weeks back, I saw a student with this attitude, and understood his discouragement. But over the next few weeks, as his teacher pushed him each lesson to strive and put in that extra effort to practice every day, I saw his skills improving bit by bit.

Today, as he walked out of his room after his lesson, I saw a wide smile spread across his face- he had defeated that lack of motivation, gotten over the “slump” and found his will to keep pushing himself to strive for the best again. He had just played (quite perfectly) a rather difficult piece.

And as I saw this, I also smiled as I remembered that sweet feeling of incomparable smugness that I used to experience after perfecting a rather difficult piece; a feeling that only came with diligent and prevailing practice- guaranteed satisfaction.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Daily ramblings of front desk

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s