If you go to the gym and exercise particular muscle group, first they will become sore for a few days, but eventually those muscles will grow. If you repeat the same procedure few times a week, you will see progress soon enough. But eventually the muscle growth will stop, unless you add more weight to your exercise.
If you practice your instrument day after day, you will get better, but eventually that development will stop, unless you change your practice routine. You need to push your self.
So why do we think doing the same thing over and over again in music promotion will work? Because we have been told so? Media has painted very distorted idea of success into our minds. We only hear the overnight success story, but in reality it has taken your life so far to get this far.
Nothing grows until you challenge it. Until you are willing to step out of your comfort zone and take that leap of faith. Don’t just do what you are used to. Do something you are not sure about. Do something scary. It’s in those scary and uncomfortable places we will grow. It’s in those places we will find the door we have been looking for.
It is ok to be scared. I’d even say it is healthy. But never let that fear hold you back. Embrace it. Show the fear who is in charge 😉
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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