Yesterday I wrote about the need to have a clear goal in mind for the upcoming year. The days at the end of the year are critical, you see, because if you enter the new year without a predetermined goal in mind, you will likely have the same results as you had this year.
So my question is do you like those results? And because you are reading this, my guess is that you want some kind of positive change. So that's where this goal comes in.
Remember, it doesn't have to be a single goal. In fact, it's better to have 3 most important measurable and achievable goals written down.
Hopefully now that you have your goals on paper, think about the exact plan to getting to that goal. Be as specific as possible.
For example, if your goal is to prepare for an organ recital in 6 months, think about what kind of pieces do you want to play. Calculate how many pages are total in your program. Divide the number of pages by the number of days you have left until your planned recital (minus one month). Then you will know exactly how much music you will have to learn each day in order to reach your goal on time.
(And by the way, you don't have to be an experienced professional organist to play an organ recital at your level of competence - you only have to have professional attitude with a sense of responsibility. The wise practice plan will prepare you for it).
Do you see the process here? It's just an example, of course. Write your own plan which suits you and your goal.
By the way, do you want to learn my special powerful techniques which help me to master any piece of organ music up to 10 times faster? If so, download my video Organ Practice Guide.
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