Let’s talk about kids for a sec. (No, neither of us are expecting, but thanks for playing. )
Being a kid is grand. For many reasons, but let’s just talk about one. Imagination and unreal expectations. That’s what’s so awesome about being a kid—the possibilities are endless, because no one has gotten into your head telling you what is or is not possible.
Let’s revert back to that childlike state for a moment, shall we? What would you do if you knew that you could not fail? What calls would you make? What adventure would you start on?
Before you start making a list of all of the reasons why you CAN’T, or why it wouldn’t work because of excuse number 746…pause that, and start letting yourself brainstorm for a bit. What, when you think about doing it, makes your heart beat faster? What do you go to bed thinking about? What have you thought about that makes you start a sentence with “I wish…”
Here’s what’s crazy. The only thing that’s stopping you from doing that list of things you just made is YOU. It’s true. Your body is going to believe whatever your brain tells it over and over again. And, here’s another awesome thing. Failure isn’t failure. If you try one of the things on your list and it doesn’t work out or it ends, guess what? Failure is just moving you towards the future—you fail forward, as one person wiser than us once said.
Yasssss. Fail forward. Get moving. Possibilities are endless.
So we say: GO FOR IT. Will it be scary? Yes. Will it be a lot of work? Yes (because all of the great things in life generally are.) Will it be worth it? Absolutely.
What are you going for today?
Here's what we are going for: this crazy music dream. Getting our music on the radio. Playing sold-out stadiums. Winning Grammy's.
You've got this.
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