I just wrote a very long post about Prince, and then deleted it. Because what I really wanted to say is contained in three short phrases.
You see, ever since Thursday’s news I have been fascinated by all the things I didn’t know about Prince. People are coming out the woodwork to tell the world how authentic, principled, and generous he was.
I’ve reflected on this a lot, and I think Prince got it right. He lived his truth. He paved his own path. He stood up for what he believed. He passionately pursued his art. He befriend, mentored, and supported the underdog. He quietly, yet powerfully contributed to causes large and small. He invested in his fans and his community. He honored his faith.
All of this can be summarized in a short, worthy philosophy that I hope to embody in my own life. Maybe you do, too.
Make YOUR music. Do good. Love people.
It might sound simple, but when we get to the end of our days, these are the things that will have mattered.