I remember the first time I saw the music video for “Nothing Compares 2U”. I must have been 12. I think it was the first time I had ever felt a song in my toes. I couldn’t look away. Something about it is haunting. Intense. It takes your breath away. I remember being transfixed. The song still gets me today. It’s one of those that you have to just stop everything you’re doing and listen to when it’s playing.
By the way, in a world where music videos are all flash and sparkle (and even back then in the 90s music videos were lavish productions), that she went against the grain and did a music video that was just a close up of her face is supremely confident. Just amazing. Don’t know what I’m talking about? See it here.
Also what a message! To be so important to someone that they know nothing else even stands a chance against you. See the full lyrics here.
But imagine how much more powerful it would be if YOU were the person thinking and saying that nothing compares to the wonder that is all you are.
Instead of waiting for someone else to think it, or say it, or sing it – how about walking into this week thinking and knowing that you are incomparable.
I think once we start believing that we will realise that we are unstoppable. Doors will open for us. Opportunities will arise as if like magic. The world will rise up to give us the things we want because there is no one else more deserving as we will know, and so will everyone else, that nothing compares to who we are.