This past weekend I was at a friend’s house watching The Defenders (it’s a great show) and An Evening With Kevin Smith where Smith tells the story of when he met the rock star Prince. It’s a fantastic story – I recommend you watch it to see for yourself – but to sum it up: Kevin is a huge fan of Prince’s and is requested to film a documentary for him. Kevin would like to refuse but finds it incredibly difficult to do so. Why? Because Prince lives in Prince World.

In other words: The world revolves around Prince.

Kevin Smith did not tell the story in a mean or spiteful way; It was just a retelling of events that could have been completely mundane but were made amazing due to the charisma and will of Prince. It was described as, “Prince doesn’t comprehend things the way you and I do.”

Prince has had things go his way forĀ  so long that his influence can afford him to obtain anything that he wants… and sometimes he wants the impossible.

He’s not malicious when he does it. He just doesn’t understand why he can’t get what he wants. He doesn’t understand why someone can’t process a request.

To me, that is amazing. How often do we limit ourselves from attempting something because we think it is impossible? Yet Prince does not see obstacles in front of him. He will make the request and see what comes of it. If he doesn’t get what he wants, he must have asked the wrong person… oh well, try again next time.

Prince produces an endless amount of music and music videos that never ‘see the light of day’. They get stored in a vault. I find it inspiring though difficult to empathize. I can’t even keep a diary.

I want my own Prince World… or Tony World to be accurate. I hate the self-imposed limitations I set for myself. I want to accomplish the impossible.