“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”J.K. Rowling

Ever felt like a failure? Odds are that you did. Maybe you still do. I know I did. I know there were days when I didn’t want to wake up, I didn’t want to confront reality, to fight for what I wanted. Continue reading


“Don’t let perfection become procrastination. Do it now.”Danielle LaPorte

Fear. Often an ilussion, a self imposed limit. Wanting perfection yet fearing that the outcome of our endeavor might fall short is the very definition of procrastination.

Yet we all do it.

We all postpone the most important and relevant decisions.

We fail to act because we believe there’s a future when we won’t be afraid. We’ll be better.

Well, there is no future. Not yet.

And you’ll never be better if you don’t start now.

Just do your thing. Don’t think. Just do your thing.

Sounds stupid? Reckless? Naive?

Maybe it is, but the simple truth in this world is that those who wait for the perfect moment get beaten by those who are so stupid and reckless and naive that they don’t.

Enough said.

Let’s get some stuff done.

Write to write

“Write to write. Write because you need to write. Write to settle the rage within you. Write with an internal purpose. Write about something or someone that means so much to you, that you don’t care what others think.”Nick Miller

There are a million different reasons to write something. The narcissistic belief that what you have to say is important to others, the selfless ideal of helping save this world through art and beauty…

Fame. Money. Love.

Heartbreak. Depression. Solitude.

All of them are important reasons.

But there’s something about writing just to write, writing to get the words out of your head…

Writing because that’s what you do. Writing because you won’t have it any other way.

If you feel strongly about something, then you can write about it.

All you have to do is silence all the other voices that keep telling you stuff like people won’t like it (who cares?) or it won’t sell(again, who cares?) or it’s been done before(everything’s been done before, or so it seems until something new comes along).

Just write. Type those damn words. There will come a day when you’ll be thankful for that.


The say feelings come and go. They also say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does enthusiasm.

Love, hate, depression, frustration, dissapointment, anger…none of those truly last.

They come and go, depending on the circumstances in our lives.

So, what lasts?

Principles, as long as we hold to them no matter what. Promises, as long as we hold to them no matter what. Decissions, as long as we endure the consequences of our actions.

Discipline, my friends.

That is the one thing that lasts.

No matter what you feel, you decide what you do.

In fact, what you do when you feel depressed, lonely, bored, or just lazy will define your life far more than the fight you put when you really want something.

It’s a bit ironic, but the more you work for what you want when you don’t feel like it, the less you have to struggle when you feel like it.

People want to do what they feel like doing. They want perfection, happiness…passion…

These things come and go. They are temporary.

There’s a world of difference between being strong and feeling strong, between avoiding what you don’t want to feel and accepting it. Between going through a lot or going over a lot.

The choice is yours.

This is what it all comes down. What you choose to do when you feel like giving up…

Your dream is possible. It’s there, for the taking.

But you’ve got to realize that whatever it is you’re feeling, be it fear or boredom or dissapointment, it’s often just an illusion.

The sky isn’t the limit. Your mind is.


greatness“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light
which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. “
– Woodrow Wilson

People like to believe talent, luck, success, skill to be given to you by… don’t know. They’re just given to you, I suppose. They’re just things you recognize in other people, but never in yourself.

People tend to believe that greatness cannot be achieved. It is granted.

I say this is wrong.

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“The world isn’t fair, Calvin.”
“I know Dad, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?”
Bill Watterson

No matter where you live, what kind of life you have been born into, what kind of world you see when you look outside your window…no matter how talented, good looking, smart, rich you are, no matter if you’re an optimist, a pessimist, a realist, a pragmatist, or all the thousand things in between, there comes a time when something happens to you. Something unfair. When the world seems to be working against you. When there’s no explanation as to what went wrong.

At some point in time, life teaches us that you can do your best, try your hardest, and fail. You can play it safe, obey the rules, and still get “punished”.

Because life is chaotic, because life has only the obligation to make us feel. It doesn’t have to make sense or be fair.

Sell your heart

heartIn 1938 aspiring author Frances Turnbull sent a copy of one of her stories to Francisc Scott Fitzgerald. In the feedback he offers her there’s one great piece of advice: “You’ve got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly, the little experiences that you might tell at dinner. This is especially true when you begin to write, when you have not yet developed the tricks of interesting people on paper, when you have none of the technique which it takes time to learn. When, in short, you have only your emotions to sell.”

You can read the rest of the letter here. It’s really worth the time, and it’s the kind of advice writers give only to closest friends. It’s not something you can tell anyone about, because most people will think you’re crazy.

Now, about selling your heart… Continue reading