Everyone growing up in the 50s and 60s was influenced by the music of those times: we all wanted to be musicians like those we heard on the radio. But every kid who picked up a guitar or played the drums quickly learned how much work it would take to get from the garage to the grand stage. To be at the top of any profession takes dedication – you have to keep going no matter how long it takes; perseverance – to learn to overcome adversity and rejection; optimism – believing in the face of incredible odds that you will get there; and grit – the courage, resolve, and strength of character to be a leader. McCartney is an icon, the Rock Star everyone looks up to; there are icons in every walk and station of life, people others want to be with and follow: none of them work at being ordinary. They are the ones continually doing great things both big and small. Work at not being ordinary today.
Sir James Paul McCartney (b. 1942): English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles