Change your ways and commit to a decisive life. When the alarm clock sounds in the morning, either turn it off and get back to sleep or jump out of bed and begin your day. Never again lay in bed thinking, “I should get up now.” Do it, or do not, but never waver.
A man of greatness knows his purpose and his path and dives into the pursuit of his mission with every possible ounce of energy, passion and enthusiasm. A man of greatness knows he has been granted a unique gift, and knows that he must share that gift with the world. Let it out!
Blues musician and staunch individualist John Lee Hooker rose to fame by performing his own interpretations and blends of several standard styles. He had his own opinion of how music should sound, and in his own inimitable way his vision burst forth in an idiosyncratic manner that inspired, captivated and engrossed his listeners. He made hundreds of records and recorded thousands of songs, but the lyrics to his first hit single “Boogie Chillen” best describe his attitude: “I heard Papa say, to let that boy boogie-woogie / ‘Cause it’s in him and it’s got to come out.”
From September 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com