I’m curious. To share, I’m getting back into the saxophone and I think it’s amusing that I view practicing with Jim’s approach. I have this perspective from 5/3/1 that I’m not going to be a professional tomorrow, a year from now, or even several years. But if I just practice something specific everyday and put in the work, I trust that I will make gains over time.
My former self would’ve thought that I gotta be able to play some jazz solos really fast in a month by practicing nonstop, but Jim’s principles has taught me about patience, enjoying the journey instead of focusing on the end result, and setting goals that would span years instead of trying to be the best in a month.
Anyone else have these kinds of epiphanies? Btw, thanks Jim.