Try, try again :)
I love learning how to do new things! Sewing, woodworking, basketball playing, metal stamping…riding horses..all of these were things I didn’t know how to do at one time, but now I do!
One of the things I’ve wanted to learn how to do for a while is play guitar. My brother started playing when he was in high school and just had such a natural talent for it. He was playing full Metallica songs within a couple weeks of picking it up! My experience was not quite the same. My hands just felt so awkward…I couldn’t get that guitar to make any kind of pretty sound! I was also way too busy with basketball to really give the time it required to learn. So, couple having a brother who is awesome at playing and my awkwardness and you get…someone who doesn’t try to play guitar.
My dad was kind enough to lend his guitar to me to start learning on. I went and picked up some light strings and one of my friends strung it up for me.
The first day was much the same as the last time I had attempted to learn how to play over 10 years ago…awkward. I spent an hour trying to get my fingers to play the G cord…all I ended up with was sore fingers and an ugly sound.
I won’t be discouraged this time though and I can now play a G, C, and D. I’m still a long ways from playing a song, but little by little I’ll get there.
I hope that if there is something that you have been wanting to learn how to do, that you will go for it! Start by researching it more and getting a few small tools that will help you begin.
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson