Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on my playing from listeners, from bandmates, from teachers. Can’t think of any negative criticism that I have received. It’s nice to hear that I’m a “good” or an “awesome” drummer, but in hindsight, I realize I was none of those things. I know now that my playing was not very tight, my dynamics were limited, my weak hand was extremely weak, and worst of all, my timing was not that great. I think all the positive feedback kept me from trying to improve myself. Over time, I recognized these flaws and worked hard to correct them, but I should have gone through this process a long time ago. Now I’d say I’ve become a “competent” drummer, but still far from great. What happened? How did I fool so many people all those years?