I heard a great story on XM radio today told by Glenn Frey.
Early in his career, he went to see a live band with Bob Seger – one of Frey’s good friends and early influences.
Although they were both digging the music, Seger leaned over to Frey and said something along the lines of:
These guys are very talented, but this band isn’t going anywhere. To make it big, you can’t just sing covers; you have to write your own songs.
Anyone can sing along.
Some can even make a living at it.
But only a talented few can craft a song.
I think this philosophy applies to all industries – not just music.
If you want to be mediocre, emulate. But to be spectacular, you have to originate.
Dream your song.
And then write it.
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