When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.- Tao Te Ching
I have come to understand that being a writer means embracing the life-long sadness that comes from not being satisfied. That the nature of human existence demands that we reach higher than we know we can do. There are no limits to human capacities I believe. We are all wired to over-reach.
I have also come to learn that a writer who waits for perfect conditions will die without putting a word on paper. I would have loved to start writing when I had a laptop, but I always write from a cyber cafe. Excellence does not care about environment, it does not care where it is that we present our craft from. We are all capable at whatever levels of blessings that we are in, to show our brilliance and dazzle the world. Our best may not be world’s best, but hey, don’t shit about the world. You are here to live life to your expectations, to grow at your level best, to push yourself to your limits, to become your best, and to continually better your best.
You cannot be afraid to make mistakes. Make mistakes. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody has ever made before. Make bold mistakes always. If you are not making mistakes, you are not taking enough risks. If you are not failing often, you are not trying hard enough. If you are learning, living, driving your self to your limits, changing yourself to change the world, you will make mistakes, you will often fail, it’s the way to know you are growing.
Just to pen off, make mistakes, embrace failure, kiss it with passion, do not just lie with it. If you lie with the chicken, you will coo in the morning. And so long as there is breath within your body, make mistakes, fail gloriously!!