“Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside us.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
These quotes were part of a chapter in Morning B.R.E.W. – A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul by Kirk Byron Jones. How right on the mark they seemed to me, especially the one by Kenny Werner. For whatever reason, most of us put the most limited version of ourselves as our default setting. And then we spend the rest of our lives wishing we could override that default – without much success.
How much better it would be if instead we viewed ourselves as capable of most anything if we simply worked at it. Understanding that accomplishments need work and practice and the investment of time is not the same as believing that they are unattainable for us. It is simply understanding that we can do things - and we can do them well - but it requires hard work and perseverance. (Just ask Arnold Palmer how much work it takes.)
So let’s pour another cup of coffee and then invest some time in accomplishing something. There isn’t much that is out of our reach, if we work at it!