The Day the Music Died and the 40th Clear Lake ‘Winter Dance Party’.
Sixty years ago, Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens performed at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Sadly, they were all killed in a small plane crash early the next morning.
We walked the frozen field this weekend to view their memorials. We were not alone. Clear Lake, Iowa was hopping this weekend with visitors attending the ‘Winter Dance Party’ hosted by The Surf Ballroom.
In 1979, Clear Lake’s Surf Ballroom began celebrating the music of Holly, Valens, and Richardson with an annual three-day event featuring the sights and sounds of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll! Poodle skirts and Saddle shoes!! This weekend was the 40th year of the celebration.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. – John C Maxwell
If I could come to your house and spend just one day with you, I would be able to tell whether or not you will be successful. You could pick the day. If I got up with you in the morning and went through the day with you, watching you for 24 hours, I could tell in what direction your life is headed.
When I tell this to people at conferences, there’s always a strong reaction. Some people are surprised. Some get defensive because they think I would be making a snap judgment about them. A few get ticked off because they think my claim sounds arrogant. Others are intrigued and desire to know why I make such a statement.
Here is why: I believe that the secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. If you make a few key decisions and then manage them well in your daily agenda, you will succeed. You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. You see, success, doesn’t just suddenly occur one day in someone’s life. For that matter, neither does failure. Each is a process. Every day of your life is merely preparation for the next. What you become is the result of what you do today. In other words… You are preparing for something.
The question is, What are you preparing for? Are you grooming yourself for success or failure? – John C Maxwell