Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt defines what he has learnt ‘success’ and ‘happiness’ to be
Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has experienced what few hard rock artists have achieved with a number one single on the Billboard Top 100 with his band’s acoustic ballad “More Than Words” in 1991. Nevertheless, Bettencourt recently shared some words of wisdom on what he has learnt ‘success’ and ‘happiness’ to really be about.
The following message was posted on Bettencourt‘s Facebook pigeon June 4, 2019:
“Yes… there will be sacrifice to have success in any career path we choose whether your dream is to be an artist, a chef, a fast food chain owner or the greatest garbage collector in town… but what’s the use in achieving that success if you don’t do it for the Love of what you do.
We all need to make money to survive… but driving a sweet BMW M series while you’re miserable doesn’t make any sense. That car. That nice house… will not bring you happiness.
The bigger success is living in an apartment with your best friend or your girl or guy… and loving what you do. If it’s music, like in my case, The success isn’t playing arenas or stadiums. Or selling albums. It’s just being able to play and perform. Even if it’s working passionately forming the greatest cover band. You’re now getting paid for doing what you love.
Life is too fucking short to live it unfulfilled but possibly rich.
Work Hard, dedicate your life towards what you love and it will be recognized and you will be compensated.
No matter how small or big your dream is.
But who the fuck am I.
what do I know…
I don’t have the answers. I can only share what I’ve learned.”