“You may be alive but are you living?
I promise you the two are not the same.
Never hesitate to take what’s given
Cause chances are this chance won’t come again”
Those are the lyrics of a young man from Vanderbilt University who dared valiantly to fulfill a childhood dream. Michael Pollack, student, and amateur musician, had heard his idol, Billy Joel was coming to his college to lecture and play a little bit for his class. With this news, Michael came up with a thoughtful question to ask Billy that might also prompt him to agree playing the classic, “New York State of Mind” piece along with him. Watch the clips below in order to see how this all transpired.
These two videos were sent to me from a close friend who knows I love to share inspiring stuff like this with all of you. The first one is an interview with Michael, and the second, the actual events at Vanderbilt.
Also, a couple more amazing reads and video to get your week rolling.
Michael Pollack interview < Click to watch
Michael Pollack sticking his head out to achieve something great < Click to watch
The complete guide to not giving a fuck by Julien Smith < Click to read. This article was one that really was life changing for me. It’s one of those wake up calls we all need that helps us stop hanging on to things people say, things people do, or events that try to knock us down. I’ve always battled with caring too much that sometimes it really gets in the way of my productivity. It fogs my vison. Give this one a look if you feel the same way.
Lessons learned from football by Ryan Burgess – < Click to read. Grinders win. Greatness is planned. These two statements are like a complicated math problem that has been worked down into its simplest and most complete final answer. Except the problem is trying to solve what it means to succeed.
Fuck Average by CT Fletcher – < Click to watch. If this video doesn’t get you fired up, then you probably don’t have a pulse.