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Steve Vai's Top 10 Rules for Success

Late last year, YouTube user and fellow human Evan Carmichael put together a video called "Steve Vai's Top 10 Rules for Success."

The video, which you can check out below, is a compilation clip of sorts, in which Vai—who was shot in different settings and at different times—lists (and eloquently explains) what he feels are 10 tips for success.

These include:

  • Cultivate your strengths
  • Find what it is that excites you
  • Visualize yourself doing it ...

... and seven more. Check them out below.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.