Why I Will Never Settle ‘In This Life’
Those that know me well, know that I worked in the music and entertainment industry for quite some time. While I did have the opportunity to travel, meet and work with a number of inspiring artists, none have had quite as much of an impact on my life as the man I met close to ten years ago.
Rod’s message of never giving up has relayed into all parts of my life – whether it’s my professional life, or even my non existent love life. It has never mattered what my situation has been, he has always been one of the constants in my life that has always said, “if there is anyone that will do it, it’s you.”
There’s a lot of people that will always tell you to keep going, follow your dreams, etc etc. But some of those very people, are also people that don’t take their own advice.
What’s unique about Rod’s words is that he is the EPITOME of perseverance.
Rod had not one, but two near death experiences. One of which, he was pronounced dead. The other – when he was a passenger in a car that flipped several times.
That didn’t stop him.
Those experiences formulated much of the content in his last album, “In This Life”, which included a song called “I’m Breathing”, which tells much of his story.
I know first hand that the music industry is one of the most difficult to find sustainability. But, he keeps going – he knows who he is, what he has to offer, and that there is something out there for him. Another message that holds true to my life.
There are days when I feel frustrated and think that maybe it would be easiest to settle. For some odd reason, my phone will ring out of the blue on those days – and often it’s Rod calling to tell me he was thinking of me. It’s almost as if he can read my mind from wherever he is.
The realization of self-value and the decision to keep going comes from within. But when I hear that voice, it’s just one more reminder to never settle.
What voice is this? Check out the video below…
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