My Way

Everyone needs a “thing”. Something they can rely on to get them going when they need pysching up; something that gives them pins and needles and makes them ready to take on the world.

As a startup founder constantly pitching, hustling and often punching above my weight I have found that I’ve been turning to mine quite a bit recently. It is a powerful song: Frank Sinatra and Pavarotti duetting on My Way.

Listen: here

  
Strong words and belted out. Best listened to loud.

The lyrics:

And now, the end is near

And so I face the final curtain

My friend, I’ll say it clear

I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain

I’ve lived a life that’s full

I traveled each and every highway

And more, much more than this, I did it my way
Regrets, I’ve had a few

But then again, too few to mention

I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway

And more, much more than this, I did it my way
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew

When I bit off more than I could chew

But through it all, when there was doubt

I ate it up and spit it out

I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way
I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried

I’ve had my fill, my share of losing

And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing

To think I did all that

And may I say, not in a shy way

Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way
For what is a man, what has he got?

If not himself, then he has naught

To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels

The record shows I took the blows and did it my way

Yes, it was my way

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