On the back of this success I applied for and gained a place at music school. Again I felt rather pleased with myself.
My trumpet tutor was a past co-principal trumpet with the London Symphony Orchestra: very highly respected.
No gentle easing into things. No mention of the intricacies of the music or my interpretation of it. It was an instant and gigantic step back to basics.
Suffice to say I no longer felt that pleased with myself.
At first I was crestfallen. It took me a week or three to come to terms with it all. The amount of work I was going to have to do! The things that I had taken for granted that I was going to have to relearn! The bad habits I was going to have to overcome!
Taking a less senior job, going back to school, resitting examinations, restarting a project: all of these present opportunities to rethink your approach to things. How can you add to your knowledge and expertise? How can you take advantage of interesting opportunities and creative options that were missed first time round?
- Now that you have a valuable second chance what will you do differently?
- What new avenues or approaches will you explore and try out?
- How will you build upon what you learnt first time round?
- Which areas will you pay more attention to and work harder at?
- Which areas do you wish you had taken the time to enjoy? How will you make sure you do this?
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