No one likes and cannot stand to see oneself in a bad condition and bad light (to be embarrassed, not to be able to handle the situation and to lack self – confidence). These are unpleasant states of the soul. Everyone likes to feel good.

Keep in mind that errors are normal. Students’ time is to make mistakes, and “not to know everything”. Otherwise, you would not be students but already mature artists (although you will often hear that they also make mistakes).

There is no successful man who has not suffered a defeat, but there are those who just can not bear it. A successful musician accepts a flexible life and himself in it.

Success is the sum of defeat and the favourable outcome of something attempted.

Taken from my book 
I Am Studying Clarinet III


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