Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Writer?

“Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.” – Letters to a Young Poet, Rilke 


Are You Preparing for the Unexpected?

“Let’s stop putting off our work and instead start preparing for greatness.” 

I want to be great at many things. I want to write songs, I want to write poems, I want to write books and Nelson is saying that doing great things is made easier by practicing and honing your skills; keeping your body and mind conditioned, so when opportunity is thrust into your lap you don’t have to say, “Man, I wish I would have done (x) or (y) more.”



Why It Doesn’t Matter How You Feel About Your Friends

“It doesn’t matter how much you love someone. What matters is that they know it.”