You might be suffering from this condition and not even realise it…

by | Nov 11, 2017 | Articles, General Updates |

Recently I was reading David Schwartz’s book, “The Magic of Thinking Big”.

Even though this isn’t about jazz guitar or music at all, it mentioned something that really struck a chord with me.

Do you know what it was?


This is a terrible malady that affects countless people worldwide.

The worst part?

A lot of people don’t even realize that they have this insidious disease.

Symptoms include the following:

“I’d love to get better at jazz guitar, but I just don’t have the time…”

“I wish I had time to practice more…”

“Those other guys seem to be able to have all the time in the day, I wish I was in their situation…”

On and on it goes.

This horrible illness affects everything you do. It causes you to self-sabotage yourself, and to continually fall short of your goals and dreams.

Now let me ask you this:

Are YOU thinking like this at the moment when it comes to your jazz guitar playing?

If so, you need to stop. Right now.

Remember – the way we think shapes our reality. If you continually think “I don’t have any time for such and such…”, guess what happens?

Hey presto…it seems as though you won’t have any time!

Now let me let you in on a little secret:

To quote American conductor Leonard Bernstein:

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”

If you structure your practice carefully, follow a clear set of step-by-step instructions, and you have well-defined goals to work towards, you can make great progress with your jazz guitar playing – even if you have limited time.

The best part?

My new program, The FretDojo Academy Club, gives you all of these things – a clear, concise set of lessons on a new jazz standard each month, along with a community of like-minded jazz guitarists from all around the world.

Think of the time you’ll save by not having to gather all the “puzzle pieces” together for each new tune you learn. It’s all done for you, step-by-step in the new Club.

Get access to the Club here:

Strike while the iron’s hot,



Greg O’Rourke,

Founder, Fret Dojo

World Leader in Online Jazz Guitar Education

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