“Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that bullshit and just play.”Charlie Parker
The thing I like about Christmas is the down-time.
Sip yourself silly on an egg-nog, or a snowball, or some other such seasonal beverage, and cast your mind back over previous year.
What worked? What didn’t?
What are you glad you did? Where did you fall short of your true standards?
Take a cold, dispassionate inventory of yourself. Be as brutal as you know how.
And then forget all that bullshit and just play.