Rock Star Mind By John Kyle / July 15, 2015 I have a pearl of wisdom for you, one of many to come if you let me guide you on the Rock Star Path. Here it is: You’re already a Rock Star. All you have to do is decide to BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE. Right now. First decide, then commit. Every second of your life. If you catch yourself forgetting, smile and simply remind yourself that YOU ARE A ROCK STAR! Don’t worry about the fears and doubts that will try to stop you. Real Rock Stars ignore the critics, especially their inner critics. You might be saying to yourself: “I’m not good enough yet.” Yes, you are. Many famous rock stars are not as talented as you. They just believed in themselves enough that their lack of talent didn’t matter. The ones who obviously have tons of talent might make it look easy, but they practiced their asses off for years, and they sucked hard for many of those years. But they never stopped because they sucked. They believed in themselves enough to know that they were going to be great someday. And they probably still think they suck, compared to what they know they can be. So, fear not. That’s all you need to do: suck, practice, and believe. Repeat forever. “I’m too short/fat/ugly.” No, you’re not. Some of the greatest stars in rock history are short, fat and ugly. Do I have to name names? Prince (short.) D. Boon (fat – and if you don’t know who Minutemen are, you’re going to flunk my rock history class.) All of the Rolling Stones (ugly.) Dewey Finn (short, fat, and ugly… and the PROFESSOR OF ROCKOLOGY!) Actually, this list could go on forever – the vast majority of Rock Stars break society’s beauty contest rules. Hell, that’s what Rock’n’Roll is. Break the fucking rules. Everything will fall into place eventually if you keep your mind focused on what you want. You have to believe in yourself. If you catch yourself doubting or worrying about obstacles (most of which are all in your mind) – just re-focus on what you want, and BE WHO you want to be. Right now. Damn, you lookin’ like a Rock Star all a sudden!