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Performance mentality is very destructive for me because it involves trying to be good enough to earn approval or accolades. I love violin music and am trying to learn to enjoy the process of learning and improving and enjoy the sounds that I am producing with my playing. I’m still way too critical of myself but am starting to learn to relax and take off the pressure. Once I can enjoy playing for myself more, then maybe I will be able to play for others and accept imperfections as opportunities to learn more, not reject myself and my efforts.