Why Ryan Gosling makes me mad!

ryan gosling on piano

Could Ryan Gosling play piano before La La Land? I guess not. Supposedly, he learned how to play his movie pieces in three months. That feels so unfair…and I’m not even a musician.

You may ask… is it really true? One of my dearest friends, a Ryan expert and piano expert, has convinced me that it is.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the music and his playing ….Did anyone not like it?

But who cares, the bottom line is that it makes me mad that all he had to do was play for three months. So what if he practiced for several hours a day; it still only took him three months.

It makes you feel like all that growth mind set is a bunch of hog wash and that some people can just do anything…and the rest of us mortals…well, we just gotta keep working hard, put in Malcom Gladwell’s 10,000 hours, and then hope for the best.

I can’t help but wonder…if Ryan Gosling were writing my novel, how long would it take him? By now, he probably would have published eight novels…

I like the idea of 10,000 hours – it feels like a great equalizer; it seems fair. If you have what it takes to practice for 10,000 hours, then yes – you deserve the spot light….but three months…that makes me mad.

But I should have a better attitude.

7 thoughts on “Why Ryan Gosling makes me mad!

  1. I once learned how to play the piano riff from A-ha’s “Take On Me.” Took me like 2 hours. That was when I was ten years old and was on one of those cool electric keyboards. It was awesome. Ryan Gosling probably could’ve learned it in an hour… Chuck Norris could do it in a few minutes.

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