====================Rick Beauregard wrote: ↑Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:35 pmThanks Alan, but it is a constant struggle. I’m currently in a bit of a slump. They happen from time to time when i wonder why am I doing this. But this is precisely what the 10000 hour goal is for: to provide a long term goal to help overcome the valleys and peaks and keep going. Right now I’m just going with it and taking a bit of a break. Do others have slumps? How do you overcome slumps?
You are doing it right, you have a goal in mind and except for a few exceptions you are staying on track. As for your slump, I just came out of one about a month ago that started when I got my iPad for Christmas and I spent so much time learning how to load my PDFs on the Pad (it is a great gadget though) that I did not feel like playing the guitar at all and got a bit nervous.
What I decided to do is to just start on a piece or two that I really liked and could play, but needed some more work. Doing this got my enthusiasm back and all is fine now. These were not truly classical pieces either, but just something I had been working on and really liked.
This is the first time this has happened to me in the last 4 or 5 years of my restarting guitar (since 1980). It worked for me, maybe it can work for you. I have no other suggestions for this one!
Good luck with whatever you do, but you have come a long way and you are achieving your goal. Whatever, but don't give up, I am sure a lot of others are rooting for you and jealous just like me!
BTW, what I said about the iPad is true. I could have read the instructions properly, but in any even I now have all my music on the iPad (12.9") and love it, no more papers scattered around the family room! My wife loves it too!!!!
Good luck with your restart,