Good Friday morning to you. Yesterday I still had so many ballads of the ‘80s/’90s hair band era I was thinking about featuring that spoke of love. So I decided to let the fans of the RockerLifeCoach facebook fan page pick the song for today’s post and just after 9 pm last night, I took their suggested song and sat down to write this post.
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So on with the song of the day, the one that you, the RockerLifeCoach facebook fans picked. That song is Bryan Adams’, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. The song first came out in the early ‘90s and it was used on the soundtrack of the movie, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The first time I ever heard it was when a speaker at an Amway event I was attending used it to play a tribute to his mentor and his goals in life. It is a very strong love song in that it shows two people looking into the heart to find where true love is.
The very opening of this song is something we should always do with the one special person we choose to share life with. I think of this when I think back to the day that I proposed to Gwynne. That day was a well-thought-out day for me; I know her pretty well and as I planned it, I was most concerned that she would say I was teasing her. In fact those were the first words out of her mouth. But when she got to see the look in my eyes she could read my true heart. That is the one thing about our relationship that brings the knowledge that we truly love each other.
The chorus to the song says: “don’t tell me it’s not worth fighting for.” In love and in life from when you build a relationship with a spouse, to building a friendship, or even a business relationship, they will all sometimes involve you having to work to get through to the other person or persons. When those relationships carry a meaning that is as deep as your heart and soul they are worth fighting for.
No one becomes successful at a business, a friendship and definitely not a marriage without some kind of effort to keep it going. I believe that those relationships that you have to work for are the ones that become the strongest and, like the song says, there is nothing you will want more.
As we are closing out this week on great power ballads of love, remember that no matter what relationships you are going through these songs actually have a lesson to learn in life. Love and relationships are the things that will make this earth a better place for each of us. One saying that Gwynne and I use many times when we talk or in the writings of Rocker Life Coach is you never hear anyone say on their death bed “I wish I had spent more time at the office.” We always wish we had spent more time with the ones we loved.
So embrace that person who can read your heart and your soul, who nothing is hidden from when they look at you. I know Valentine’s Day was earlier in the week but make the love from your special someone last longer than just one day or week of the year. Build your relationships to the point of knowing them heart and soul.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach; it’s time to live your dream to love what you do and those you share life with. Build a deeper love with your relationships in life and be a RockStar in your world.