Biz Nuggets #6: IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN? IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO?
“Most things have already been done–but they have not yet been done by you.” - ELIZABETH GILBERT
Are you stuck thinking your ideas have already been done by someone, OR have you seen someone do the EXACT thing you want to do and you say to yourself “Why didn’t I think of that?”
It can be super discouraging when you see someone else successfully running a project or business that you wanted to start (it happens all the time), but the really amazing thing is that no matter what someone else has done, it hasn’t been done by YOU.
As a musician, you are certainly not the first person to learn to play your instrument (unless you are one of those people who create fun new instruments, in which case rock on with your bad self!).
You studied an instrument so you could create YOUR music with YOUR interpretation and style, and to share YOUR unique musical voice with the world. Your business, ideas, projects, creations are the same way.
YOU are unique, and your CREATIONS are also unique because you bring the YOU factor. If you don’t bring your ideas to the world, no one else can.
Don’t deny others the chance to be inspired by you, or have their lives affected by your unique voice because you’re afraid someone else has already done it.