Yesterday I talked with a female vocalist about her career. I practically had this “same” conversation with her over the past 6 or 7 years. You see, this lady has good talent, but each time I mentioned to her that she needed to put a project together she continually “found excuses to not do anything.” Now she is close to 50 years of age and once again she is saying that she is “serious” about it. I would never tell anyone that it is “too late to achieve their dreams” but in this case I had to tell her that she doesn’t have too much time left. In all fairness she has experienced great trauma in her life. She had a life altering event happen to her years ago and that can be enough to stifle anyone’s desire to sing. However, this woman’s procrastination had been enduring way before that stage of her life, and each time she just kept coming up with more excuses to not move forward. This time I could tell that she was upset, and I just told her that she needed to take the emotion she was feeling and put it into song lyrics. Some of the world’s greatest songs were written through the pain of personal experience. I am a firm believer in “re-channeling energy.” I think that if you are experiencing bad times that you should take your frustration and make something positive out of it. It may never alleviate the hurt and pain you are feeling but it can help you to “redirect it.” This time it may have worked. She sent me an email of all the things she was feeling (and while we still have a long ways to go towards making a song this was at least a great start). We will see if this can go any further. The moral of this story is that whenever we have God given talent we should never be afraid of being successful. To me the word potential is defined as “something that has not yet been reached.” In order to realize your full potential you need to strive for it. The worst that can happen is that you fail to reach the level you want. However, you can also find joy in “seeing just how far you can go.” There are many gifted people in this world just sitting back being “stagnant.” The true quality of your life depends heavily on what you invest into it. When you say things like “I can’t” you are already limiting yourself from being successful. Don’t be afraid to find out where you stand. You just might be surprised at your own capabilities… Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
The Miracles with Brett Jolly in concert