‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
‘I don’t much care where’ said Alice.
‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.
– Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
If you’re engaging in any activity, in fact if you intend to engage in life at all, the first question to ask yourself is:
“What do I want?”
This might seem obvious, but when I’m coaching music producers it never ceases to amaze me how many of them have never asked this question. Have you?
I’m sure you know what you don’t want. I bet you know what you think you should want. And you’ll know what other people want from you.
But do you know for sure what you want?
Because if you don’t, how will you work out how to get it?