A look inside the world of Pat Monahan of the band Train
As I watch the Olympic games, I see that what these athletes have done to be the best in the world is limit their limitations. That is no small feat. In fact it seems to be what separates them from others. To be as good as they are you have to never stop pushing. Never stop working to achieve that feeling of accomplishment. It’s interesting to think of it all as more than sport. It’s their life essence really. Without the will and drive to be the best, there is no “being” the best. It makes sense.
Every day I look around me. I’m usually in a different city than I was the previous day and I want to love where I am. Wanting to love where I am is all it takes to love where I am. No, really, it’s true. Wanting is the most powerful position you can take in all aspects of all things in life. Of course you can think of hundreds of cases that shred this concept to bits, so I will say that I believe this is MY life’s truth.
Wanting is the seed. It is the beginning of all great things, great people, great moments and experiences. I want to love where I am. Making this choice is the first step in loving where I am.
It’s not about hotels and restaurants. It’s about people. I constantly meet people that are so kind and so loving and so compelling that I am always in a state of loving where I am.
I’ll connect this to those athletes now. In their own way, they must all first love that they are at these games. It doesn’t matter where they are held. What matters is that they were chosen based on their efforts, talent and the fact that they did the work. It’s so beautiful to see. These kids dreamed(wanted) and then they worked in a profound way to get to what it was they wanted.
I admire that. I see that in every city as well.
You don’t have to be a star or Olympian. I know some people set out to just be good people. That’s cool too. It’s simple. It’s human. It’s lovely. I love kind, nice people. I met a guy unexpectedly at midnight in Sioux Falls that was wonderful just because he was so nice. I am always wanting to meet nice people. Meeting someone so cool and good hearted made me love Sioux Falls.
This is the way I changed my life.
I limited my limitations.
I want different things than I used to.
It’s so helpful. So necessary to be happy in your life.
Surround yourself with love and good vibes. If you are around THAT, then go find it and stay in it until it doesn’t feel terrific anymore.
Want the best of life and limit those things that keep you from having the best in life. The wanting is only the seed though. You have to give it nutrients to grow into reality.
I changed my life like this. I didn’t know what it was while it was saving my life but now that I can put it in to words, here it is.
I love where I am today. It’s so much better than where I’ve been.
It’s quite beautiful here.