When I first started to learn the guitar, I struggled tremendously. I couldn’t make sense of anything after my first lesson, and my second lesson didn’t go any better. I really felt like I was wasting my time and my money.
But when I was about to give up, a friend of my asked me if I knew about John Lennon‘s guitar-learning days. “No,” I told him. “How did John Lennon learn how to play the guitar?”
The answer he gave me shocked me, and helped to keep me on track.
When Lennon first started taking guitar lessons, he found them to be impossible. After only two lessons, he was ready to quit. He didn’t think he’d ever be able to master the instrument.
However, when he saw Lonnie Donegan play, he changed his mind. He knew he’d be able to learn the instrument in time.
Once I knew that Lennon had struggled with the guitar, I knew I could work through my own struggles. I kept on taking guitar lessons, and I started making tremendous progress. I’m still no Lennon, but I know I’ll be able to get there someday.