This idea was also used in an article of mine from 2005 when I was in high school! The idea is actually quite a simple one: take some free time and learn a bunch of new songs, learn a few chords, some scales and all kinds of exercises. Take notes on how you feel on all of them, then play them in an effort to develop your ability. And then you can go back and read the articles later.
What can you do now that you’re starting to get that confidence?
Well, if you’re a beginner, you still have to start. You can try some free online courses (like The Ultimate Guitar Course), you can go with some great pros and you can listen to an excellent playlist you might like. If you still are not confident you can still go for a guitar lesson, but you should also be aware that guitar lessons are expensive, especially if you can’t afford lessons for the rest of your life.
So you might be thinking that in the end, you can’t help but to invest in yourself, buy some guitars, spend a little more money per year and that will be the end. And I would ask you to consider a different way of looking at it. Instead you should spend some time focusing on what you could achieve after you achieve some of the steps.
One of the best ways I have seen to do that is to look at life from a different perspective, to look at yourself from a position of a parent, to look at how you are a “normal human being” who can’t spend your entire free time on one thing alone.
Now I don’t know how to do that exactly (in my opinion there is something inherently wrong with that, but we do know quite a bit about our inner selves) but what I have found is, if you use those techniques to get to the next step for yourself, there is no limit to what you can achieve. You don’t become a professional rock star in half a year, but I do know that if you can do a project that is in the top 25 most popular on YouTube (and I did one last year), it almost guarantees that you will never find a job again after that. The only thing left is to keep yourself accountable and always practice the things you really want to learn: music, art, physics, calculus, chemistry, astronomy, engineering, the whole list. Then you will not just be an artist and you will have the chance to become a scientist and become a rock