Or write a poem when we face imminent danger. The deepest part of our brain takes over and shuts down everything that is generous to focus on survival.
However, most of the time the danger is not real. Most of the time we only believe they are going to fire us for having found out that we care. We only believe they are going to shame us for messing up that left hand part when we read it from the tenor clef. Most of the time we only believe in failure long before it ever happens.
All it takes is to believe the opposite and the grass will look greener, and we will forget that we didn't get much sleep last night, and we'll start to be eager not to miss an opportunity to change something for the better.
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Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.