Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Frontman of My Future

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" - Bob Marley

My family went to the Ziggy Marley concert at the Minnesota Zoo last night. There's nothing like Reggae music to lift a person's spirits. Of course, I couldn't resist a little dancing even post surgery. As I watched Ziggy perform, I started thinking about his band. Who are these musicians? I'm familiar with the headliner's biography and family roots but know nothing about the driving force providing the rhythm to Ziggy's melody.

I performed a quick Google search, and found only bits and pieces. I looked at Ziggy's discography crediting the contributing musicians, but I'm sure some are studio musicians and don't tour regularly. There seems to be plenty of information about the Marley family and legacy, but I've been unsuccessful in pinpointing a cohesive list of Ziggy's touring musicians. Musing about the many talented and creative artists stuck behind a frontman made me consider my life's journey.

Some people are perfectly satisfied going along in life uncredited. While others sometimes deservedly and/or selfishly receive all the credit. Upon examination it's becoming more clear to me that success begins and ends with taking credit for your accomplishments and admitting your failures.

When things seemingly falling apart it's so easy to lose sight of the wins. I listen to criticism from others, and it often affects the way I move forward. I inhibit my progress by over thinking, stalling or being self-effacing. If I want to succeed and be the frontman I need to be more aggressive, fearless and confident. My body-size has definitely contributed to some of the floundering in my personal and business affairs. I want to get up in the morning, look in the mirror and feel confident. It's hard to put your best foot forward when you can't see your feet.

Today's Independence Day, a day for celebration, but I'm feeling melancholy. When I'm sad I like to eat so I've been working extra hard to keep my calories in check. A big bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce and sunflower seeds would have been so soothing and comforting on a day like today. Determination and reason ruled, and I settled for an 80 calorie Edy's fruit bar. It's time be the master of my own destiny and the frontman of my future.

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