There's no such thing as a bad habit - Self-Defined Musician

There’s no such thing as a bad habit

“I don’t want to make a mistake because then I’ll learn it wrong and I’ll never be able to fix it.”

This is just an excuse.

Let yourself learn it wrong. If you’re not open to learning it wrong, you’re probably not open to learning it right, either.

There’s no such thing as a bad habit. Let your habits form as they want to, and pay attention to what happens. You have less control over this than you realize.

The enemy is not “learning it wrong.” The enemy is ignorance.

Besides, have you ever noticed how much you are doing wrong in an attempt to prevent mistakes? That should concern you, if it doesn’t. But, it probably doesn’t, because you are too fixated on the one mistake your teacher got you all worried about.

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    Michael Korman

    Michael Korman has played the piano in opera productions and recitals, as well as directing music at a church and coaching classical singers. He draws upon his experiences with meditation and mindfulness to inform his views on music. In addition to music, Michael also holds degrees in computer science. When he's not playing the piano or meditating, he might be practicing drawing or calligraphy.

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