A couple of months ago I started playing the bass guitar on my church’s worship band. It’s been a lot of fun, and I always learn a lot each time I play, which is good because I need it!
One aspect I’m eagerly trying to get better at is bringing my own creativity to the songs we play. For each song we play, I have chord chart that shows what chord (note) to play at a specific point in the song. The cool part is that there are a lot of places on the chart that don’t have any chords referenced. These are the places where a musician can apply their skills and offer their own creativity to the song and the audience as well. This is the part I find most enjoyable.
I think it’s a lot like that in life. We’re certainly not given a chord chart for life. Sure, there are times when we need to “hit a note” at a certain point, but I also think that there are far more times when what we do is up to our own creativity in how we apply our skills and talents.
Let’s make sure that we’re offering up our creativity as we navigate through life. Your mix of talents, skills, and experience put you in a position every day to offer uniquely creative solutions. Let’s not hold back.