What We Do

We have piano lessons on Wednesdays. That’s what we do.

I had two sons balking at piano lessons yesterday – one tired after a long day with a sub at school, the other who had stayed home from school with a little cold.

I was unapologetic in my insistence. They would have lessons. Here were the two reasons why.

  1. A philosophy of “We do this regardless of how we feel in the moment” is a vital skill for success.
  2. Some of the best lessons I’ve ever had were when I didn’t really feel like it.

They were both cheerful enough when I picked them up: the lessons hadn’t sent them over the edge.

We can always find excuses to not do something today; it’s only when we overcome that feeling and maintain progress that we can succeed.