I am a Rolling Stones Fan. There are others who can claim the title of being the greatest Rolling Stones fan, but none the less I really dig the Stones!
Here are some fun Stones facts:
Formed in 1962 the Stones are the longest-lived continuously active group in Rock and Roll History!
After their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 Sullivan vowed never to have them on his show again. Later he changed his mind.
Their free concert at the infamous Hyde Park in London has claimed the title of the British equivalent to Woodstock with over 250,000 fans.
The Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Their song Satisfaction is all about contentment (or lack thereof).
When was a time in your life that you were the most content? Can you say why? Take a minute and ponder that question…..
In 1965 in a motel room in Clearwater, Florida, Keith Richards woke up with the opening riff of “I can’t get no Satisfaction” in his head. He grabbed his cassette player (if you’re not sure what that is ask Dr. Google), he recorded the riff then passed back out.
When he played the riff for his bandmates the legend goes, there were two minutes of the riff and 30 minutes of Keith snoring.
Take three minutes and reacquaint yourself with the song - click the pic below - I’ll wait.
Do you remember the first time you ever heard the song?
Do you think it accurately describes ways people try to find contentment?
Through reading and lots of life experience I have learned (learned, not mastered) that in whatever situation I can be content. Being content is a choice we all have available to us. I have had success. I have experienced significant failures.
The secret to each situation that I have experienced is that the human spirit is strong and we can endure a lot more than we think we are capable of surviving.
As a former athlete I might describe contentment like this;
I trained my guts out, I left everything I had on the field, so no matter what happens I can live with the results. Win or lose I can treat my fellow competitors, coaches, and teammates with respect. I can choose to be content with the outcome because all of my strength comes from the choice I decide to make.
Mick Jagger had said that when he wrote the lyrics to the song he was commenting on the vast commercialism he saw in America. The song questions all the wrong ways to find contentment, but says nothing about how to find peace the right way. A statement that still holds true today.
A lot of the culture back then, and even today was/is to try to escape from confronting the problems of the world through substance abuse or buying the next toy to make them feel better. If we can learn anything from the Stones history, this method doesn’t work.
I say all this to share the following with you.
No matter what you are dealing with you have been created to be successful and the universe is designed to help you achieve massive success. Now go and claim what is yours.
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