Pursuing my dream led me to live and play and teach music and guitar in an amazing part of Japan.
It took a long time. It was a road filled with failure, mistakes, and setbacks.
I had no idea at the time that every failure was preparation for what was coming next.
Had I arrived here years before I would not have been ready. It would have been another setback.
In fact, I did arrive here years before and I had my ass handed to me. I left bitter and disillusioned.
Back in my home country, I floundered around and carried that bitterness with me everywhere.
Living in another country, culture, and speaking another language is extremely challenging. It takes mental fortitude that only adversity could’ve given me.
The turning point was learning how to face my fears and turn discouragement into motivation. I sought out people who could teach me how to do that and it was a turning point in my life.
When you change your focus and perception you can radically change your life. So take courage and have hope. No matter where you are in your life today, one year from now it can be completely different. You can make the life you want if you learn to master your mind.
You have what it takes inside you right now. You can do it.
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