As an artist and a person, Freddie Mercury intuitively knew when he created something great. It wasn’t with ego but a strong conviction knowing this is really special.
Fortune favors the bold! I think Freddie Mercury and Queen is a study of taking chances, exploring, and collaboration. Sometimes you flop, but when you succeed - it is in a very big way.
Freddie Mercury said, “Be yourself no matter what people say.” This idea of being yourself is not new, but I feel like he understood my confusion with people’s words and actions. How many times has someone said, “Just be yourself. Oh no, don’t do that.” There is a huge difference between fitting in and belonging.
I celebrate the gifts of imperfection. Freddie Mercury had an overbite that he was ridiculed by his classmates as a child. For me, it is like an vintage or antique piece of furniture. There may be imperfections, but this is what gives it character, uniqueness, and soul.
When I get that feeling that this is really best, I become unwavering, because I can visualize the final masterpiece. There is a realization this is much bigger than me.