The basics of music, the basics of life

1) There are no shortcuts. There are no magic pills. Shut up and do the work. In fact, every time you start rooting around for a magic pill, I can guarantee you will make the problem worse, because by casting around for a shortcut, you’re not looking to solve the problem. You’re looking to avoid solving it. And what problem won’t get worse if you avoid solving it?

2) Small changes consistently made are the secret to success. Just keep moving forward and don’t think about it. Put your head down and move.

3) Play now, pay now. There is no play now, pay later.