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Searching For Inspiration

May 14, 2013

What inspires you to try and find the proverbial “it” of the music industry?

Is it success? Fame? Fortune? Popularity?

Is it sharing your art? Resonating with fans? Traveling?

For many of us it is a combination of these factors but the truth is that the inspiration you are searching for must first come from yourself.

You must be the reason you push forward each and every day. You must be the person with the motivation to keep forging onwards when it seems you’ve hit a wall. And you must be the one to accept the truth is that NO ONE else will ever be as passionate about your own success as you are. Not now and not ever.

If you leave all your motivation in the hands of others you will, no doubt, become easily discouraged. Other people will not be able to carry your career for you despite how much you might think you want, or maybe even need them to do so. If you are content with resting your laurels on the opinion of others in the industry you will never truly be motivated to achieve your own successes. Now this isn’t to say you shouldn’t celebrate in achievements involving others (a good album or show review, an award, etc…) but I can safely say that it shouldn’t be a direct measurement of your success or an inspiration to keep going forward.

Your motivation is just that, yours, and only you can decide what will inspire you to achieve your goals and what those goals will be.  At the end of the day the most important thing is that you ARE inspired and have goals you are working to achieve.

-Josh

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