What inspires you?

What is it that gives you goosebumps? What is it that makes you to shut up and listen, listen carefully and you don’t want to miss a second? Who is it who makes you believing, yes, I want to be like him/her? Who is who makes you cry, because of joy and love? Who or what inspires you?

It is different for everyone. Also, don’t mix it up with motivation.

To be motivated you need a reason to act or behave in a specific way.

To be inspired you are mentally stimulated to do or feel something.

Since more than 20 years I am a huge fan of the rock band Queen. The death of Freddie is now 20 years ago as well, but gosh, the live videos of their concerts in the 70’s and 80’s? That stuff touches me. These four guys, Freddie, Brian, Roger and John, they are so passionate about what they are doing, that fascinates me. And seeing Freddie leaving the stage the last time at the 86 concert in Wembley, just don’t talk to me. That gets me.

Was it easy for them to become rock stars? No way! They struggled like everyone else who became successful. I’ve read almost all books that are out there about Queen. When you read the story about their early years … I would know plenty of people who would have given up in the first week.

Do I want to be a rock star? Hell yes! I want to become a rock star in the area I am passionate about. If I can show people that there is a better way, I would feel like a rock star!

My favourite lyrics from Queen:

So you feel that you ain’t nobody
Always needed to be somebody
Put your feet on the ground
Put your hand on your heart
Lift your head to the stars
And the world’s for your taking!

Where are you a rock star?