If you are a musician, then your life must be busy with all that is related to music right now.
Your mind and soul are all filled with music, and we are aware of your passion. But as a musician, you will also need to make plans to be better at being yourself. We are talking in terms of personal development.
You must be preoccupied with music all the time, but are you dedicating enough time for personal development?
It is proved that with personal development plans made by yourself, you will achieve more incredible things in the world. You will be surprised to unveil your capabilities. That’s what personal development is all about.
If you are unfamiliar with the personal development concept or make a fresh start to personable development plans, then read along. You might be able to clear all your doubts by the time you come to the end of this article.
Let’s start with why is Personal Development planning important?
Personal development will help you enhance your skills and abilities. You become a better and improved human being.
Every human being needs this personal development plan to keep track of their goals and their progress.
As a musician, you might want to achieve specific goals. The goals could be of different kinds. It could be to get better in your career, relationships, or it could be getting better at physical and mental health. Anything that you aspire to be good at is your goal.
Your life could be hectic, but if you spend some time on personal development, you will see how well you become and live.
It impacts positively on your performances and your daily life.
You become happier than ever.
Personal development makes you spend time with yourself. You will be able to learn about yourself like never before.
Your thoughts, ideologies, strengths, weaknesses, you will be aware of all of them.
Understanding yourself well could be one significant accomplishment, isn’t it?
There are various things you will learn while you focus on personal development.
Not only your thoughts become clearer, but the world becomes clearer day by day.
Personal development is a never-ending process. You will learn something new with a step towards your goal.
As human beings, we will have to improve and be able to live in a better world.
Let’s look at how you can make your Personal development plan:
1. Set your goal:
The first step is where you need to determine your goal; then you will be able to make a perfect plan.
Change is inevitable. Everybody has to go through it.
Imagine how different you were a year ago?
Next year could be different than this year too.
What do you want to be next year? If not next year, what do you want your next step to be? Think about it.
Also, remember that nobody achieves things without planning or thinking about it. Plan about your goals and take steps that will reach your goals.
Even if it’s the simplest steps, you need to make yourself aware of the progress.
Another viewpoint to keep in mind is that, don’t set unrealistic goals. This will do nothing but kill your confidence.
Don’t get disheartened about not being able to reach your goals. Remember that some things take longer than others.
2. Keep an open mind:
You must welcome other genres of music. If your music is Pop, listen to Jazz or Hip-Hop.
Explore another kind of music too. Learn about them. Check what kind of differences they have. Think about what you like and what you don’t. Showing this will help you widen your mind and in music. Listen to other language music and see what difference they have.
You might be surprised when you find something that will have an impact on you.
You might also find music that will inspire you too. You’ll never know unless you try.
3. Consider mistake to be learning lessons:
Every human makes a mistake. It’s a ‘Human thing’. Don’t worry about it. You will be able to do well next time.
The mistakes you make will help you learn about what you can avoid. At least you will have experience with it.
Often musicians get very depressed about the mistakes they make on the stage. But you shouldn’t be carried away by mistake. It happens sometimes, and it’s completely alright.
You can work hard next time. It’s not like the last chance. You will have multiple opportunities in the future.
Reflect on your performance and check what went well and what did not. Check your audiences’ response and come back with another show that your audience will be.
It’s not a big deal. A lot of great musicians have learnt it that way. It’s all about sharpening your skills.
4. Relax and rejuvenate:
As much as hard work, taking a break is also important.
Before performing, some of the musicians have their own kind of reliving method that will clear their head before their performances.
Every performer has been through nervousness before getting on to the stage. Famous musicians have said the same in the interviews too.
It’s just finding a way to relax your nerves before performing. It’s vital that you stay focused and composed during the performance.
Because nervousness will not help you get the best results.
5. Don’t focus on techniques:
As you advance higher in your music career, you will be able to start making music with passion and love rather than the techniques.
Let your music involve your heart, energy and soul. Find your tune and find your style.
Be good at what you are doing and try to become even better and better every day.
Discover and celebrate your music. Every musician wants their music to be resonated by the world. You will be able to do so by giving your best. Be the best of yourself, and the best music will follow.
“There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done” – The Beatles.
You will be able to find your way. Just believe and move forward.