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Monday, July 25, 2011

Moving Performance

We just saw Stevie Wonder at the Hollywood Bowl. It reminded me of what makes great performers great. His comfort with the music and the audience was impressive, but it is his humanity and continued enthusiasm to bringing people together in peace and harmony that makes audiences of all cultures and colors around the world love him.

Stevie Wonder was born in 1950 six weeks premature. His optic blood vessels were not fully developed which caused his retinas to detach, leaving him blind at birth. Despite this setback, Stevie found pleasure in music and practiced at many different instruments. He got so proficient that he scored his first Motown contract at the age of 11 and had his first hit at 13. The rest, as they say, is history.

We all have difficulties and setbacks in our lives. The question is, will we let them define and handicap us, or will we choose the path of least excuse? Greatness at anything comes from daily diligence and focus. Practice greatness in whatever you do. Encourage the young people in your life to apply themselves as well! For once you commit to staying the course of greatness, all things are possible!

All Things Possible!