Exclusive: Ted Nugent offers no-whine keys to a successful career.
A huge Nuge congratulation is in order to all the 2013 college and high school graduates across the land. You should be very proud of yourselves for a job well done.
More important than well deserved congratulations is my Uncle Ted Rock Solid proven advice to the millions of young people ready to charge forth into their new independent lives.
You will not get the following advice from your parents, professors, or government wonks. This advice comes from a lifetime of incredible sweat, sacrifice and indefatigable dogged determination to be the best musician and person thatI can. I still practice my guitar each day with a fiery passion.
Know that your handsome diploma means little to the producers out here. What matters to us most is a projection of positive, sincere buoyancy, tireless work ethic and a gung-ho commitment to be the absolute best that you can be. Unless you have these characteristics, we don’t want or need you. Keep your toothbrush at mommy and daddy’s house. You’re not going anywhere.
No one owes you. You are not entitled to anything except an opportunity, a chance to succeed. What you do with opportunity is up to you.
Everything comes from effort. You will only get what you put into it. Success comes to those who get up an hour earlier and stay an hour later and do a better job with fewer or no sick days.
Identify your professional brass ring and then get after it like a hungry animal. Push yourself to the point of exhaustion. And then push yourself harder.