“Playing it safe is the biggest risk you can take.”
If you’ve ever tried your hand at learning something new, I’m sure you’ve heard of the “comfort zone” before, and how you should be getting out of it.
But what does that actually mean?
The comfort zone is a psychological space where your activities and behaviours fit a pattern that minimises stress and risk.
Put simply, staying in your comfort zone means playing it safe.
But as I’ll be discussing in today’s episode, for music producers, playing it safe is the biggest risk you can take.
Practicing the same old ways of doing things, avoiding potential opportunities – it might seem like the easy option now, but it can have detrimental effects to your journey as a music producer.
And whilst we’d all like to think that we’re capable of pushing ourselves, I’ve noticed SO many people taking the easy option and staying comfortable…without even realising.
So today we’ll be exploring why some people learn to live with discomfort and get the results they want, and others always take the easy option, even though in the long run, it leads to their ultimate discomfort…
The discomfort of permanently missed opportunities and regret.
It’s a big subject, and one that everybody could do with checking themselves on, so get stuck in.
- The more you’re able to be with discomfort, the greater the chance of writing music that lights you up.
- Short term comfort leads to long-term discomfort
- You have a choice: play it safe, or have the courage to get the result you want.
- “Playing it safe is the biggest risk you can take.”
- “The most creative people have learned to tolerate discomfort for much longer.”
Loved this episode? Now try these:
- FMM071 – Finding Your Own Sound
- FMM032 – No Discipline, No Success
- FMM093 – Daniel Brookes: Unlocking Your Creativity
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