‘We compose or perform music not for the sake of monetary compensation. Rather, because we have something to express. Something inside that can only be expressed through means of musical utterance. A yearning deep within that cries out to be heard. It is very important to maintain this perspective. Or risk loosing heart. Remain faithful to that expression.
As you remain faithful to your heart. Be excellent in everything you do. For this is to live a life of fulfillment. Whatever you occupation may be; do it to the best of your abilities.
A positive outlook on life; and one which declares your obligation to be the best at your art. Will make a huge impact on your quality of life. Quality of life is not determined by circumstances; location; affluence; or any number of things commonly associated with it. Personal outlook determines quality of life. ‘
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do…If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
I was reading a great article on http://www.savvymusician.com today and I was really inspired and challenged. Here is a quote from Steve Jobs which was sited in the Savvy Musician article. I highly recommended reading this article!
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life…Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs