I was recently listening to a song from country singer Hunter Hayes called “I Want Crazy.” There are a few lines of his song that I can’t get out of my head.
The lyrics of the chorus are: “But I don’t want ‘good’ and I don’t want ‘good enough,’ I want can’t sleep, cant breathe without your love…I’ve searched the world and I know now, it ain’t right if you ain’t lost your mind. Yeah, I don’t want easy, I want crazy.”
There’s something about those few lines of his song that I keep thinking about. It’s simple lyrics from a country song, but they had me thinking in grander terms beyond their intended meaning.
Although “I Want Crazy” is a love song, the lyrics are applicable to almost anything. When I think or speak about my life, I don’t want any aspect to be just “good” or “good enough.” I want to be crazy about everything; crazy as in excited, enthused, and passionate about the life I have created for myself.
We often set certain standards for ourselves and for the things we envision in our lives and many times we fall short of those expectations. We allow ourselves to settle for less than the best, believing that we either don’t deserve what we truly want, or that what we truly want will never come around for us.
But the truth is that we should lose our minds, (in a good and healthy way) about everything: our jobs, friends, partners, family. Life should be like a playground for us; we are here to enjoy ourselves and to experience all that life has to offer.
Instead of giving into fear and believing that you’re not good enough, smart enough, worthy enough, capable enough, (the list goes on and on), of any dream you have, why not choose to believe in its reality? We can pass up so many amazing opportunities by simply giving into fear and believing we’re not deserving of all things wonderful.
Somewhere in between childhood and adulthood we lost the element of giving into wishful thinking, of believing in the world of make-believe. Our dreams don’t have to be considered wishful thinking or existent only in the world of make-believe though.
They can be real, right now, in front of us, by beginning to trust in the power and capability of ourselves. We have more power than we give ourselves credit for. Let’s check into that strength and begin to create a life that we’re crazy about; right here, right now.