It takes fortitude - mental, physical, emotional and spiritual fortitude - to forge a career in any area of life or art. There are very real skills needed. They involve principles, preparation and purpose that add up to a process.
  • To pursue your goals you must first set them;
  • To utilize your abilities you must recognize and develop them;
  • To succeed you need to learn how to "put it all together" effectively.

 Creativity requires work and dedication, but if the knowledge is there that you cannot fail, that you always win, then the risk is worth it. 

"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are."
e.e. cummings





When the great mystic-guide and way-shower
Carlos Castaneda was asked how to discipline oneself, he responded:
"Command yourself. A command is not 'trying' or even a promise. It is a call to action. Something must be obeyed. It is the capacity to face with serenity odds that are not included in our expectations."