Songs that inspire action

@RawBill1 (8542)
Gold Coast, Australia
July 6, 2012 7:05pm CST
Have you ever had a song inspire you to take action? One of those songs that just seems to hit the nail right on the head as if it was written just for your current situation? Back in 2006 I was inspired by such a song to take action and quit not only my job, but also my trade that I had been working in for 16 years to become self employed working from home. That song was Opportunity by Pete Murray. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9TlDXSQfs0 I had been toying with the idea of getting out of my trade in in automotive industry for years, but had never been able to take the step. I never felt comfortable or that the time was right. But listening to this song every day on the radio in my final months and having the lyrics play over in my head all day finally made me take the leap of faith and do it. I have never looked back. Thanks Pete!
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
9 Jul 12
hi rawbill1! this is a good song indeed. glad it spurred you into action bill. thanks for sharing it. i have two songs in mind. this song made me scribble my number in notes and share it with random strangers, hoping that they'd give me a call, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic. another song is this one, which makes me want to have fun and party like i'm in some first world country, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11SvDtPBhA. hope you feel the same towards these two songs bill. cheers and happy mylotting!!!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Jul 12
Aren't those the same two songs that we we talking about in your discussion last week? In a way I think it was that discussion that got me thinking in order to start this one. You inspired me to take action! Those songs are not really my thing, but if they inspire you to take action with the ladies, then it is great, good luck with that. Hasn't Miley Cyrus grown up nicely! LOL "party like you are in some first world country" The way things are going, the USA might be third world in a generation or so. I believe that Asia is where it is at for the future.
@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
9 Jul 12
hi rawbill1! yes, these are the same songs. i'm glad you noticed. lol! well, i'm happy that in a way my discussion (link here, http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2674398.aspx) got you into thinking about this discussion of yours. seriously, i think the 1st discussion achieved one purpose of mylot which is to spur action. i know that these songs aren't your thing bill given your penchant for rock music. yes, miley is all grown up now, i think she's engaged. the reason why i've liked her is because my daughter is a big fan of her series 'hannah montana'. she had her third birthday with a 'hannah montana' theme so you can say that it was quite a hit with her friends. lol about your comment about the states being a third world country in the future. there's a certain truth into it. asia being the continent of the future isn't too far-fetched. china is here so is japan and india. most countries are outsourcing their industries in asia and when it comes to natural and people resources, i think asia can hold its own against the other parts of the world. ok, enough about this as i don't want to instigate a world war. lol! back to the topic on hand, i would say that i also felt before. i really couldn't just think of one song that spurred me into action but rather a whole list of songs. for the life of me, i can't even think of even just one right now. i'll most likely bump this thread when i think of one. cheers and happy mylotting!!!
@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
1 Aug 12
thanks for the best response tag mate! amazing how music affects us. in the end though, its really up to the listener if it would be a positive one or not. here's hoping that it is always a positive one. cheers and happy mylotting!!!
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
15 Jul 12
That's a great song Bill, I like Pete Murray. What you did was incredibly brave and I reckon you must have a huge faith in your skills and abilities. Congratulations, I would say that's a great lesson in thinking positive and opening yourself up to the abundance that is there for everyone.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Jul 12
Thanks MsTickle! It was amazing how putting ourselves out there opened up other opportunities that would never have come if I had continued working. Although it was tough financially for a while and scary, it has been well worth it for the time that I have had with my kids being able to be involved in more of their day to day school activities and such.
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
8 Jul 12
I do not think any song ever influence me to do something or not, but often after making a decision I feel encouraged that it was a right decision by listening to a song that fits the occasion.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Jul 12
There were definitely other factors involved in my decision to leave my career, such as business courses that I was doing, but this song is what tipped me over the edge. The line "Hold on now, your exit's here, it's waiting just for you " kept playing over and over in my mind.
@theguy03 (187)
• United States
8 Jul 12
That just blew my mind. Makes me feel like doing something more with my life. Thanks for posting that on here, it just changed my mood and made me feel as if lifes too short for all of the non-important stuff.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Jul 12
Awesome! I am really glad that you got something positive out of the song. The lines "Life is short, but your here to flower and Don't be scared of what you cannot see, your only fear is possibility" made me realise that I can do anything if I put my mind to it. That fear was holding me back and that I had to take the leap.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
7 Jul 12
I have never had a song inspire a life change but certainly songs help when times are good, bad and ugly. When I was first ill I found myself tuning into devotional music - some of which is quite mournful. But I was thinking about my mortality a lot at the time.m Perhaps music finds a level in us that stirs the emotions. That said my Dad is tone deaf and finds music a bore!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Jul 12
Music definitely has the ability to stir up our emotions in both good and bad ways. My taste in music is quite varied, so I always like to say that I like music that moves me. It has to make me feel like tapping my feet or hands or move me emotionally inside, regardless of the genre of music that it is. Most mainstream popular music does not do this for me. I have never understood people that are not interested in music. I have two friends who I have noticed do not own a music collection and never talk about their favourite music at all. I find it very strange.
@GardenGerty (99354)
• United States
7 Jul 12
I cannot think of any songs that have changed my life that much. I will agree that music is a mood changer and a life changer though. It really revs me up to listen to it.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Jul 12
Music certainly can enhance our emotions, both good and bad depending on the music. It can also energise us and change our emotional state if we listen to something positive and uplifting when we are feeling down. Music is quite amazing...any wonder it is a massive industry these days.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
7 Jul 12
Music can be truly moving. I can't say that I have had a certain song that has inspired me to act but it may be because my song hasn't played just yet. I am glad to hear that when yours played it was for the best. It inspires me to listen for mine now.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Jul 12
Yes, your song may still be coming! I think that it is a matter of where we are at at the time. If we are contemplating such a bold move as I was, you can read certain things into a lot of songs, but this song's timing was perfect for me. Any later or earlier and I would not have been as moved by it. Timing was everything.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 Jul 12
Good for u. I can't say a song has ever inspired me like that.I love music & always have BUT most of the time i listen to the oldies but goodies but sometimes they make me sad. Alot of songs remind me of people who have been in my life. Have a good one & keep looking forward.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Jul 12
I like a lot of the older music too. Such songs have always made me move emotionally, but have never really played on my emotions as much as this song did. If it had been released at a different point in my life, it would have had little impact I feel.
@sharksfin (1098)
• Philippines
7 Jul 12
Listening to it. Fear often sets in and it maims us. It hinders us. We lose our faith in our own abilities. Sometimes, we only need a push. We only need someone or anything to believe in or hold on to. We need only to be told enough. May God bless the work of your hands.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Jul 12
I completely agree about fear. I needed to continue supporting my young family so there was definitely a lot of fear about how we would survive without that $1000 every week to live on. It was tough for a while but after a year or so we were back on track.