RockStar:60 #2 “Nothing Else Matters”
“Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp.” ~ Henry Rollins
To be competitive personally and professionally, you can’t have your head in the clouds, figuratively or literally. You’ve got to be clear-minded, consistent, and deliberate. Otherwise, all your best laid plans will derail sooner or later.
History is unfortunately littered with numerous rock stars who couldn’t keep themselves clean and clear… not even the King of Rock and Roll. Elvis Presley beat all the competition, but couldn’t beat his addictions. Here was a man who possessed all the riches his external reality had to offer, but was apparently pretty bankrupt internally. All the money and material wealth in the world couldn’t cure his emotional turmoil and pain. This fact ultimately cost him his life, and cost the world one of the greatest entertainers of all time, all-too-soon.
“Open mind for a different view | And nothing else matters” ~ Metallica
So what about you? Are you polluting yourself… your mind, your body, or both? Are you over-doing the vices, devices, or distractions? Dig deep to uncover and discover that which ails you. Have the courage to really look in the mirror and make changes where necessary. It’s work, but it’s worth it. RockStars care to take care of themselves ongoing. Because, without mental and physical health… nothing else does matter.
Tom Leu, M.S. is a writer, speaker, photographer, and musician from Rockford, IL. The RockStarWay™ brand delivers Lifestyle Initiative Training resources specifc to music, marketing, motivation, communication, recovery, and success psychology topics.