What are your 'Rock Moves'?
I was having one of those days with the world today - you know... nothing going my way, nobody loves me, I suck. That kind of day. And we all have those right? I know for me, the best solution is to go for a work out. So, I threw on my running shoes, some warm clothes and headed out for a 10k run.
After slipping on some ice, getting honked at by two cars and chased by the dog who always seems to mysteriously get through his electric fence when I run by (yes - I forget every time, and every time he scares the crap out of me), I thought about just calling it a day and going home.
Then, right on cue, my iPod clicked over to a really inspiring tune that got me psyched up and through the remainder of the run - and through the remainder of my day back at the office. The song was "So What" by Pink.
Specifically, the Chorus:
I'm still a rock star
I got my rock moves
And I don't need you
And guess what?
I'm havin' more fun
And now that we're done
I'm gonna show you
She's exactly right. Of course, what pop singer Pink is really talking about when she sings "So what! I'm still a rock star, I got my rock moves" is a recent breakup and her enlightened realization that she's still something, even without her ex. I like it because it empowers me with the reminder that even when I start feeling like a loser in the big world, that I'm still a rock star in my own world, and I do still have MY rock moves. It's not a bad attitude to have sometimes - not all the time, but when you need strength, I think this frame of mind can push you through the dips.
What are YOUR rock moves? Maybe you are the best drawer in your class, or maybe you can hold your downward facing dog pose longer than anyone else in your yoga class. Or maybe your family loves you because you happen to be the worlds greatest mom or dad - or sister or brother or maybe you are someone's best friend. YOU ARE A ROCK STAR and don't forget it. Just because the world doesn't know it - doesn't mean it isn't true, or that you should forget it.
So the next time the world is dumping on you, throw some Pink into the MP3 player and unleash your inner rock star. And sing it loud: "I'm a rock star and I got my rock moves and I don't need you!" I guarantee you'll feel much better. Maybe a little silly, but it should scare the dogs away.
About Greg Kolodziejzyk:
Greg Kolodziejzyk is a Motivational Speaker , and successful software entrepreneur who holds 2 Guinness world records for the most distance travelled by human power in one day on both land and on water. Greg has also completed over a dozen Ironman triathlons including qualifying for and competing at Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.
Greg's next project is something that has never been done before. He plans on crossing the Pacific ocean from Canada to Hawaii under his own power in a custom made, 24 foot long x 3 foot wide completely encapsulated pedal powered boat.
Greg's motivational speech titled "Bold!" is an impactful commentary about the kind of attitude that it takes to accomplish a dream. Greg has lived his life by the words of German Poet Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe "What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it, for Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Greg's spirit is contagious and his message is vital.