When the Music Dies – Dance!

I’m going to be real with you.

Today was not the best day of my life.

It’s not that anything majorly devastating happened. More like a long list of minor disappointments and concerns for people I care about. A friend and fellow Freedom Fighter, Adam Kokesh was arrested. I read this literally back to back with an email from an employee. She gave notice of her resignation, right as I’m about to leave the company. Within an hour of this news, I learn my son is going in for a third corrective surgery due to a recurring infection in his knee from the first surgery a couple of weeks ago.

There was a whole list of other things I won’t even go into here.

It’s times like these I’m reminded of a high-school counselor that told to me,


“Sometimes when the music stops playing, you just gotta keep dancing until the next song starts.”

In other words, even when things are shitty, you gotta go through the motions until you feel like moving again. Stick to the things that you’re working on that you know are going to get you where you want to be.

So here’s the thing; I’ve been feeling a bit down today. A lot of self-doubts and questioning some of my decisions. A list of bad news coming my way and very little sleep last night probably doesn’t help the situation. But, in spite of this…

…I published three articles.

…I worked out despite a back strain which made me have to change my program completely.

…I still did it. In fact of my top 7 most important habits, I got all 7 of them done today.


Hello Darkness, my old friend.


I’m not saying this to brag. (maybe a little) Actually, my self-image has been taking a bit of a hit lately due to my current situation. But I know my habits are the answer to correct for my past mistakes. They are what will change the course. So despite the winds and the turbulence, I’ll keep on with these habits.

Even when I can’t hear the music…I’ll dance.

If you’re reading this it’s very likely that you’re enduring worse situations than I am. In the grand scheme of things what I’m going through right now isn’t really that bad. But hopefully this can be a reminder to you as it is a reminder to myself; despite the external circumstances, it’s the internal fortitude that will set up brighter destinations for ourselves.

I hope your day was better than mine.

Even if it wasn’t, I hope you’ve got a vision to work toward and the fortitude to take one more step.

Just keep dancing. The music will come back eventually.



P.S. – My day ended on a delightfully high note.


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