We just started watching a new series on Netflix called Abstract.
The first episode follows Christoph Niemann to get an idea of his process and inspiration.
What started as a ‘let’s watch this during dinner’ turned in to ‘where is my note pad I need to write this down!’.
Christoph said a couple really powerful things, one of which was the following:
“The idea of being done is the opposite of what I’m trying to achieve”
As someone that is constantly struggling to definitively choose a path and become the best that I can at it, this resonated with me.
Being a musician, I’ve never felt that I had reached my peak. Certainly I have progressed in the 25+ years that I’ve been actively playing, writing, and recording, but I doubt I’ll ever reach a point where I say “Alright, I did it, I’m done”.
Instead, the older I get, the more I realize that I am a student.
Just recently, as a grown man with a full time job, fiance, and packed schedule, I started taking drum lessons and am also working my way through Serious Electric Bass.
The better I get, the more I crave to learn.
I believe there is a never ending journey to refine your skill sets through life.
With so many avenues for knowledge, so many different things that I love to do, I can’t image that I’ll ever be done.