Since I was so devastated, I googled 20 Time. After reading up on it, I had a realization. Learning 6 genres of music was my measurable goal, but it's not the purpose. The purpose of 20 Time is not what I can accomplish and show off how awesome I am, it's about how I got there and what I learned getting to where I finish when I give my presentation. I am going to continue to learn genres of music, but I'm going to let go of my goals of learning to play Blues Improv and Spanish guitar. These two genres will likely take a decade to learn, and I have 28 or so weeks left. I am too novice of a guitarist to attempt to learn two of the hardest genres of music on the guitar in less than 30 weeks. I am finally going to think "gray", which is a big change for me. I am going to fail at my goal for my project, but I am going to succeed in my purpose.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
After much research on my genres of music, I have concluded that I will not be able to accomplish my set goal. My original goal was to learn how to play a set 6 genres of music, and the genres of music that I have chosen to play are not feasible goals within the time period that I have until my presentation. I am a very black and white person, meaning that I look at things in success or failure, which is a character flaw. I have come to realize that in this 20 Time project, I thought I was going to fail once I found out how long it would take to learn these genres of music. I was distraught, because I was called 'The Determinator', meaning that with my determination, I could do anything I wanted, but I'd run into my failure.