Why am I writing this blog?
Even though I have committed to writing a blog every Monday, I had to stop myself today to ask the question why? What could I possibly write about that no one doesn’t know of already? What new insights do I have to profound or superficial topics? Who cares? If a musicians blog fell in the forest and no one was there to hear it or read it, does it make an impact?
FYI, if you are waiting for the answer to my questions, don’t hold your breath. The one thing that I do know is that anything of value in my life has only come about through action. Yes action is the operative word here. If I had waited for the perfect circumstances in Newport News Virginia to play my first ever bar gig to an empty room for two hours, I would never have continued to where I am today. If I had waited for the perfect time to audition for the voice, I would never have been on the show. If I had waited to understand the science of giving a public speech, I would never have presented my first TEDx talk. If I had waited for the perfect conditions not to fail, I would never have succeeded.
So today with this blog, I don’t know what to say and I have no new insights to the workings of the mind, or the world. What I do know is that I cannot afford not to try. I give a big shout out to all my fellow failures out there. A big shout out to all my fellow action people. A big shout out to all my take a step of faith people. It’s OK if you make one out of 10 shots. It’s much better than missing 100% of the shots you don’t take.
The moral of this blog is don’t wait for the perfect conditions not to fail. “Just do it” like my boy Nike would say 🙂
Here’s a free song listen as a thank you to anyone that took the time to read this till the end.