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November 16, 2008 / alunatunes

November 15- Your Personal Best


“Doing your best is taking action because you love it, not because you expect a reward.” -Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

We are creative souls. We write, play instruments, record and perform. Our creativity is front and center when we’re making music our livelihood. But our creativity is often exposed to judgement from others, whether they’re fans or music business professionals.  We may find ourselves, over time, creating from a place of reward, applause, money or fame. It’s at this point, when we’re creating for worldly success, that we lose our true purpose, our innate flame and our connection to source and spirit as a creative muse.  We lose our perspective on personal best and only consider personal success.

It’s important to always consider our personal best when we’re working creatively. Our personal best changes from minute to minute, day to day. We would do well to remember that we express love through our music gifts. If we awake full of perspective and good will, we will be more able to accomplish our personal best. If we write and record from a place of striving for personal best, regardless of outcome, we can free ourselves from self-judgment and detach from outcome.

True freedom lies in the connection of you and your source. Always do your best. Recognize it is different from day to day. If you do your best, at the end of the day, the session, the show, you’ll reap the rewards of freedom of judgment because you are pleased with your efforts. Take action because you love what you do and leave the rest to the universe.

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