Songwriters: Tell Yourself 5 Things Each Morning



Songwriters: Tell Yourself These 5 Things Each Morning


1)This could be the day that changes everything.  One Tuesday, I walked into a room and wrote a song that became the most played song of the year.  Prior to that day, I had been worried about losing my writing deal.  Therefore, one day can truly change it all.

2) One monster song is all it takes. It only takes one hit song to launch a career.  Whatever has happened before that doesn’t matter.  Concentrate on writing a monster song TODAY and don’t let your past define you.

3) I am prepared and ready to write. If I know that I’m well rested and prepared to write, it gives me confidence going into the session.  If I’ve done everything I can do to be in a good writing frame of mind, them I’m much more likely to write a hit.

4) I could write the best song I’ve ever written TODAY!  I have learned from all of my past failures. Therefore, the song I write today should, logically, be the best I’ve ever written.  If I keep writing a little better every day, I will succeed one day.

5) I’m going to give this song everything I’ve got. I try to give my co-writers and the song everything I have each day. By digging deep and keeping at it until I believe that everything about the song is right, I can rest easy at night if I know I gave all I had.

One of the keys to BECOMING a great songwriter is to start thinking like one. Tell yourself these things every morning. Get pumped up. And write your heart out!!

Write on! MD

Marty Dodson - pro songwriter/instructor - SongTown

Marty Dodson is a multi-hit songwriter, co-founder of SongTown, and co-author of  The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Cowriting and Song Building: Mastering Lyric Writing

24 thoughts on “Songwriters: Tell Yourself 5 Things Each Morning

  1. In a world of “you dont co-write?” “You’re not in Nashville?” “You don’t know anyone?” it’s great to hear “you can do it man” Writing solo or writing on a small island on the wrong side of the Atlantic… can do it.

  2. Wow!! I love this!! The power of positive thinking and hard work. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  3. Good morning Marty I skip the record deal and moved right on to get my property I got 48 Acres and Macon County now beautiful farm and barn everything I dreamed of and all because I met Don Goodman LOL anyway I’m glad to hear y’all are doing good I really like this song Town app it’s pretty helpful so I’m pretty good shape God bless you Marty

  4. Thank you, Marty. These are great ideas to ingrain into my belief system!

    By the way, are you guys going down to Key West for the Songwriter’s Festival in May?

  5. “This could be the day that changes everything” – I can hear that as an opening line to a song!
    Thanks Marty for your very inspirational words today.

    1. Again Marty, Thank you for your transparency about your own career and life…and for the heartfelt encouragement.

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