I once was talking with a friend about the gap between where you are and where you want to be in life. We were discussing spiritual growth, but I think the concept works for anything you are trying to develop.
I have been acutely aware of the gap between my playing skills as they are and the skills I want to have.
The other night, for example, I went to a drumming circle in Warren and one of my new Malian friends showed up. For part of the evening I sat next to him so we could play together. It was great fun, but left me realizing just how far I need to go before I am the kind of player I dream of being.
Vouloir, ce pouvoir.
I want to be able to play solos. I want to play stronger, harder, faster, longer, better.
But I also want to enjoy where I am right this minute... and not let the gap frustrate me too much.