Happiness is not about having it all. As my daughter and I were talking (complaining:-) about the St. Louis Cardinals’ rough start, I asked her, “what if the Cardinals won every single game they ever played and never, ever lost?” She said that it would be boring. I agree! What fun would it be to go to the game knowing that the opposing team would not have a chance against our home team?
Celebrate the Small Victories
I can sometimes be frustrated that I’m not a better musician, I wish I was a better Jazz player, a better songwriter, or a more imaginative bassist. I wish I could be more disciplined in my practice routines. However, I’ll never be where I want to be as a musician, because there’s always more to achieve. Therefore, why don’t I focus on working toward small victories, transcribe one bass line, learn a new song, stick to a routine for 5 days, and then celebrate the small victories!
The Cardinals beat the Phillies yesterday! Happiness is found when we achieve victories through our struggles.