No one has failed as long as he can begin again. So start now to do the things you feel you have it in you to do. Ask permission of no man. Your belief that you can do the thing gives you thought-force their power. Fortune waits upon you. Seize her boldly, hold her and she is yours. She belongs rightfully to you. The men who have made their mark in this world all had one trait in common — they believed in themselves. So what do you want most from life? Whatever it is, you can have it — if you can believe in it — if you can see in it in your mind’s eye as yours. You must be able to hold it in your thought, visualize it, see yourself having it. You must make your model clearcut and distinct.
I found this so interesting, many times that ‘because’ hinders us from doing so much!
When something says to you that you cannot demonstrate “because” – treat the because. When you think, I cannot demonstrate because I have not enough understanding – treat for understanding. When you think, I cannot treat because I have a headache – treat the headache. When you think, I cannot demonstrate because I am full of doubts – treat the doubts. When you think I cannot demonstrate because it is now too late – treat against the time illusion. When you think, I cannot demonstrate this thing because of my age – treat your age belief. When you think, I cannot demonstrate because someone else will hinder me – treat the belief in a power other than God. No matter what name the because may give itself, it is still your belief in limitation. Be loyal to God and know that He and He alone has all power. Treat the because. ~ Emmet Fox
Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.