I was in the LA Qantas lounge recently and was looking for a quiet place to sit. Before I could even sit down, I noticed I was sitting right next to one of my favourite English musical artists, Ed Sheeran. Ed has produced songs such as, “The A Team”, “Small Bump” and most recently, “Sing”.
He was sitting alone with his own thoughts, while his support team sat a short distance away keeping an eye on him to ensure he was OK.
It got me thinking about what it takes to get to his level of success. It reminded me of a story I once heard about Frank Sinatra. He wouldn’t move his own piano. His job was to arrive and perform!
What is possible? What is your unique ability? What do you do differently?
Ed performs, and performs at the highest levels. He has a passion for his music, just like the passion in his song titled, “You need me, I don’t need you”.
What are you passionate about? What can you be the best at, personally or professionally?
Be the best you possibly can be – at being a parent and in your work of choice. Then delegate what you’re not so good at, so you can focus your time and effort on the things that bring you energy, passion and enjoyment. This is what life is all about – doing the things that give us the highest levels of satisfaction and enjoyment.
Live life with passion and build an “A” Team around you! As Ed say’s, “The worst things in life come free to us”. Know you need to put the work in. You need to make sacrifices somewhere in your life to attain the ultimate success you want to achieve.