Bruce and his back story

I enjoy reading biographies and autobiographies. This week I am reading Bruce Springsteen’s self-told story “Born to Run.” So far I am on page 211 of 508.

He is a rock-n-roll singer and leader of his band. You likely have heard of him; he’s considered to be “famous.”

What I didn’t know was what he endured to follow his musical vision.

Fingers sore from his first guitar. Band members stealing or hiding from the law. Moving back in with his parents in his 20’s.

Simultaneously exhilarated and fearful as he recorded his first record… was he a “good enough” musician to gain a following? Or was this a futile attempt?

Each of us has a back-story, a history of experiences that led us to where we are today.

But only the present moment shows in the public eye.

Your rank, your residual check, your fame are all products of your past. Remember to honor the lessons learned in the journey that brought you to this day.

And take another step tomorrow.

I believe in you.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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