...don't make it bad. Take a sad song and make it better..." I love that song (written, of course, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.) And that's the trick in life, isn't it? (Well, part of the trick, anyway.) Because the thing is, we do have a tendency to "make it bad" - to assume the worst, to hang back and brace for the blow, to bring around the clouds to rain on our parade. And somehow, that's cool, right? No, it's not.
"So anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain, don't carry the world upon your shoulders. For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool by making the world a little colder..."
Of course, some of us have adopted this old, shopworn, debilitating working principle: "I'm not enough. I can't do it alone. I'll wait til the reinforcements show up. I'll make my move when I know someone has my back." Wrong again...
"So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin, you're waiting for someone to perform with. And don't you know that it's just you, hey Jude, you'll do. The movement you need is on your shoulder."
So this is the week you make it - everything, everyone, every situation, every opportunity or possibility, every relationship - not bad, but better. And that means you have to be vigilant. You've got to catch yourself when you leap to the "dark side," you've got to be gutsy, proud, even brazen, if the situation calls for it. And above all, you've got to be optimistic. Hey, optimism just might be the most important quality any of us can possess.Think about it: Nothing really good, really game-changing, really cool, happens when the fear of failure trumps the possibility of winning.
Got that, Jude? "... don't be afraid. Take a sad song and make it better. Better, better, better, better...."
I think it's time to sing along. Here's the link: Click here to listen to "Hey Jude" -Live
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