What is the secret to songwriting success? Let’s look at songwriting from a Law Of Attraction perspective.
According to the Law Of Attraction, you attract to yourself whatever you think about. Like causes always produce like effects. Everything is based on thought. A thought produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
The difference between a successful songwriter and one who isn’t is the way they THINK. A successful songwriter thinks that s/he will write a big song and do well while an unsuccessful songwriter thinks the contrary. The former believes in himself while the latter doesn’t. It creates a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If you truly believe that you have what it takes to write hit songs, you WILL write hit songs. If you believe that you don’t have what it takes then you will never write a hit.
The secret to songwriting success is to have a clear mental picture of your goal and to stay true to it. Never doubt yourself or think that you cannot attain that goal. If a thought comes into your mind that you do not have what it takes to succeed, cast it aside and choose a better thought, a positive one.
At first it may seem that you’re lying to yourself, especially if you’re just starting out as a writer. That is fine. Day by day, more and more, your faith will increase. What good does it serve you to not believe in yourself anyway? None at all. To become what you want to be, you need to have a clear vision of where you’re heading.
Never speak of yourself in a negative way. Never talk about a failing music industry. Never speak about it being difficult to make it. Doing so will only retard your progress. The number one reason songwriters fail is thinking of themselves in a negative way and not believing in their talent. Start speaking of yourself in a positive way.
THOUGHT is the first step towards songwriting success.
This bring us to the importance of GRATITUDE. You need to have gratitude for any progress you’ve made or are making as a songwriter. Always be thankful for any songs you’ve written. Remember that you’re moving one step towards becoming a great success. Even songs that seem like failures will take you closer towards your goal if you maintain a spirit of gratitude.
As Napoleon Hill said, “Every failure carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit”. So really, a failure is not a failure. You’re finding out what doesn’t work as far as songwriting is concerned. So always be grateful. The mind that is grateful is always focused on the best and tends to become the best.
In order to become a successful songwriter, one must be ACTIVE. One must work very hard at their craft. Keep practicing, keep learning, keep reading and doing everything you can in keeping with your clear vision of being a successful songwriter. Write! Write song after song without any judgment whatsoever. Just let the vibes flow. Allow song after song to come to you. Be willing to put in more effort and time than normal and be above average.
This is the secret to songwriting success, where thought meets ACTION. Thought will lead you towards your goal but it will not make a song come to you without hands through some form of magic. Faith without work is dead. You must have a burning desire to succeed. You must be perseverant. You must not be lazy. Work diligently holding the advancing thought that what you want will come to you.
Any songwriter who practices the above will become a success. Their success will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, their degree of gratitude, purpose and faith.
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