When Live Aid was performed in 1985, it featured top bands and independent artists of the time. It also went live on television to 1.9 billion people (40% of the global population back then).
But there was a single stand out performance, head and shoulders above the rest, the proof of which was the audience acting as a single entity when they performed Radio Ga Ga (the crowd knew what to do because Radio Ga Ga had gone viral via TV – no internet back then of course).
They got to the top not by simply having great songs, nor performances, nor equipment, nor musical ability, nor luck, nor management, nor money.
They did it because of their lead singer’s unwavering faith in his ability. He knew what it took to not just be successful, but to take it to the limit.
He didn’t care what the press said (and they were pretty bad to him back then). He didn’t care what their competitors were doing. In fact, he didn’t care about anything other than the one single goal of giving his all.
Look at any of his performances, and you’ll see it in his body language (every part of his body). You’ll see it in his vocal delivery. And you’ll see it in his eyes.
It’s that burning ambition to deliver no matter what.
If you truly want the same thing, you’ve already got what it takes within you. You just have to believe it.
And should you doubt it (as will happen from time to time), just remember this: What other people think about you is none of your business.
PS. If you haven’t seen the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody and actor Rami Malek’s performance as Freddy Mercury, you’re missing out on something special.
PPS. Make it your mission to turn your beliefs into reality and you’ll not only be doing the right thing, you’ll make your purpose your life.
I've spent my working life starting and running a whole variety of businesses, from my first QPL Express Couriers where I travelled over 100,000 miles every year delivering packages on a motorcycle (along with a whole bunch of colleagues) to Accountz.com which made a major in-road in the UK, to ProofMEDIA my current business that focuses on Copywriting and the International Copywriters Association, which showcases copywriting and copywriters to the world.
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