A few weeks ago, I heard this song in its entirety and fell in love with the melody and lyrics. Fellow "Sex and the City" fans might find the opening familiar. That's because this is the song playing when Carrie dyes her hair in the first movie. I was always intrigued by the short song snippet, and finally decided to search for the song online - a serendipitous choice since I had been struggling internally about whether I should continue to pursue my passion.
The song opened, "Do it...now. You know who you are. You feel it in your heart and you're burning and wishing." Yes, yes. That is me. Tell me more. She continued speaking to my heart with, "At first, wait, won't get it on your plate. You're gonna have to work for it harder and harder." Her next lines made me feel as though I had been talking to an old friend, "I know 'cause I've been there before. Knocking on the doors with rejection (rejection). But you'll see 'cause if it's meant to be. Nothing can compare to deserving your dreams."
Jem's lyrics rejuvenated me. I listened to the song repeatedly, then sat at my computer, and wrote. I wrote, then I wrote some more. A complete stranger managed to do what I had been trying to do for weeks with her message of encouragement and hope. Music can be a powerful motivational tool - evoking emotions that you might not have known existed. I've dubbed "It's Amazing" my theme song for 2014 (even though it was released in 2008).
What songs motivate you?