Think you have mastered all that you are able to master and that life and learning are about to pass you by? Has your dream of challenging Eric Clapton to a little strumming vanished? Think that you are too old to pick up the violin?
There is hope!
Many adults consider themselves over-the-hill and not likely to learn new skills after a certain age. The good news and bad news:
It’s just not true!
In a study of budding musicians, researchers discovered that perception of self as a musician was a better predictor of learning and success with an instrument than amount of practice. See the details: Causing Cognition – Getting Great!
You might want to fantasize about becoming a world class guitarist now. Go do it.
Image courtesy of Kevin Dooley