Though he has one of those multi-contributor blogs of which you can’t subscribe to the writings of one person, but must subscribe to the whole, I like to read John Mayer’s blog. He seems to write the type of posts that I find myself stopping to peruse, rather than scrolling right past in my Google Reader.
Yesterday, Mayer wrote a post wondering how Jimi Hendrix was able to shred the guitar like he did. It’s worth a look, but the closing line is what really interested me.
“…close your eyes, get out of your own way, and JAM.“
I wonder, what would our lives be like if we decided not to consider what others might think or say of us? How differently would I live if I wasn’t so freaking scared of my own shadow? How would I be different if I just closed my eyes, got out of my own way, and rocked out in life?
I don’t know everything that would be different, but I do know that I would:
- dance more (and not just move to the beat…I mean really dance)
- tell the people I love that I love them…besides my wife, who I strive to make aware of my love multiple times a day. I have such a complex about telling people that I love them for some reason.
- take more chances
- not hold so many grudges
- apologize more
- care more about my neighbors
- listen more and talk less
Those are just a few things I would do. What would you do differently if you got of your own way and really lived.