I was watching television one night that past week and came across an interview with Rodrigo Y Gabriela, a musical duo that you can marvel at in this video. Give a listen and if you have musical tastes anything like mine, you will be WOWed!
Beyond their music being just amazing, what I loved about these two is their story. Here is the Reader’s Digest Version.
They played in heavy metal bands for many years in Mexico, when they got burned out on it and decided to work at resorts on the coast of Mexico. After a year of that, they were having fun, but were bored and ready for a change. A friend of them told them of the great music scene in Ireland, yes Ireland of all places.
Without much more than a suggestion from a friend, they up and moved to Dublin. They tried to play the pub scene, but the pubs wanted Irish music, which was not what these two played. Out of desperation they began playing the streets.
They only had two guitars, so to provide rhythm, Gabriela began drumming her guitar. One rainy day they were playing their unique rhythm style, when they looked up and saw feet. Lots of them. There were so many people watching them that the police had to ask people to move along.
Not long after that they were playing large international venues. So, what’s the lesson here? Here’s what I learned.
FOLLOW YOUR PASSION
DO SO WITH PEOPLE YOU LOVE
NEVER GIVE UP
SUCCESS BEYOND YOUR DREAMS COULD BE ONE DAY AWAY
We can use these lessons to help us stay young, strong, healthy, and feeling great. We can follow our passion by getting fit doing workouts that we love to do.
We can follow our healthy lifestyle surrounded by people we love.
We can make take advantage of feeling young to pursue our life’s grand adventures.
We can stay vigilant in pursuing the great body and healthy lifestyle we desire.
We can celebrate when we have even the small successes in staying healthy and active, as they will lead to greater success in the long run.