Adam Rafferty – Guitar and Spirit

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Savoring Your Accomplishments


Greetings Friends.

As tempted as I am to make this a “plug” for my new DVD, I’d rather once again speak from the heart, and just be a regular guy.

I woke up this morning very early – 5 am – , drifted over to Starbucks at around 6:30 and practically helped them open the place. Over coffee I just sat, and allowed myself to feel good, and accomplished.

Before I get into the accomplishment, and the deliciousness of it, I’d like to convey an anecdote I just read from “The Answer” by John Assaraf and Murray Smith.

“Six frogs are on a lilypad, and one decides to jump off. How many are left?”

If you think 5 frogs are left – that’s good but you are wrong! There are six left. Deciding ain’t the same thing as doing!!!! Get it?

It was very very easy to say, “wow I should make a DVD with Stevie Wonder songs” when I saw that viewers on Youtube dug the tunes.

Ideas and words can happen quickly. Actually doing, takes mental muscle, resolve, and repeated visualization of the goal as if it was achieved.

Things like…

– writing a thesis
– planning a wedding or party
– cooking a Thanksgiving meal
– taking a vacation
– exercising

and more….

are all easy to talk about, but to “do” the rubber must hit the road, so to speak.

I have gained an enormous appreciation for anyone who accomplishes anything. It also makes me want to pay for things and not get a free ride!!!

Enough said. As always, I encourage you to follow your dreams and take action! Nothing is as satisfying as banging out goals and racking up achievements….it’s addicting!!!

In case you’d like to view the sneak preview video, here it is!

Until next time!

– Adam

Author: Adam Rafferty

Adam Rafferty. Fingerstyle Guitarist. Recording and Concert Artist. Meditator. Philosopher. Lover of Groove.

4 thoughts on “Savoring Your Accomplishments

  1. One of the best Posts of all time. Thanks so much for your inspiration (especially Superstition) , and congratulations on your recent achievement!

  2. Six frogs indeed 😉 Passion and enthusiam unhindered by fear – good onya Adam!

  3. Great post! I can so apply what you said to my writing, where lately my ideas are just that, ideas, and actually getting them down, formed and shaped does take the art of visualization to the highest degree.


  4. Awesome post and it hit home with me with such precision that had to ask myself if we had actually talked before. There is such a paradox with making that all important decision to progress with life and to actually do it. If we just take that first step in faith and the next step will be easier to achieve and then the next. This is how we do it. Thanks for the music and the inspiration.


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