By Craig Bassett
The great motivator Earl Nightingale came up with the
definition of success...
"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal." I
love that definition! What does this definition mean to you?
Let's take a closer look at the worthy ideal part of it...
Please spend a few minutes writing down what the words "worthy
ideal" mean to you. To me it is my vision of perfection...a
vision of how I would ideally like things to be.It is a vision
that I find inspiring and energizing!
If your success with guitar is totally dependant on working
towards a worthy ideal, doesn't it make sense that you first
need to figure out what YOUR worthy ideal is? How can you
progressively realize something if you don't know what it is?
Let's do some exercises to figure your one out...
Please invest at least a couple of hours doing the following
exercises. They will really help you to build a picture of
worthy ideal in your mind's eye...
Imagine how would ideally like to play.Try and imagine what
your guitar playing would sound, look and feel like.What
techniques are you a master of? How does your improvising
What about your composing? Please write your answers down now.
Imagine your ideal guitar playing career. Would you be a
guitar teacher? What about an amazing performing artist? Or
about performing as part of a highly successful band? How
being an in demand studio guitarist? What do you TRULY want to
do? Please write down your answers now.
Write down your worthy ideal. Write it down in the present
tense, as if you have already achieved it.Try to condense it
down into a one paragraph statement.
Invest 5 minutes every morning and night to read your worthy
ideal. This will help you to stay motivated and focused on
you TRULY want.
Clarity is essential. Without it you won't be able to start
developing an effective plan to work towards your worthy
You may find as you answer the questions that self-doubt
to creep in. You may doubt whether or not what you write down
even possible! This is normal. Just write down your answers
anyway :) You don't need to know right now HOW you will
your worthy ideal. All you need to do is figure out WHAT it
About The Author: Craig Bassett is a professional guitarist,
author and guitar tutor. To gain a TOTAL mastery of guitar
chords, please go to: www.GuitarChordMastery.com