As a musician, artist, writer, poet. There is one thing and one thing only that you need to do, to be good
Bleed for your music. Bleed for your art. Bleed for your craft.
It doesn’t matter how. All that matters is that you do.
People won’t respect you otherwise. People won’t listen to what you have to say. I don’t know how but they always know. If you’re not singing your heart out, if you’re not writing from your soul, they know.
Don’t tell me how. It’s just one of those things in life.
It’s ingrained in human psychology. Since the dawn of time we have sat round the fires to listen to songs and stories, we have danced to the beat of our hearts.
From father to son. From mother to daughter.
Generation after generation.
We have been swayed and moved by emotion. Emotion is in everything we do. It’s like a toxic drug that people can’t get enough of. Its why we fall so heavily into addiction.
Be it sex, drugs, work, they all give some sort of emotional reaction. Humans are emotion, by their very nature. Emotion should never control you, because that path leads to doom. To darkness. And before you know it, you are doing something that you never thought you would, and you can’t look in the mirror because you’re scared, of what may stare at you back.
But as a creator you can harness that energy like lightning to do amazing things.
Shackle it and imprison it for all to see and hear. So generation after generation can enjoy and live through it.
I enjoy nothing more than something that moves me. Something that touches my heart and soul. It makes me want to create. It makes me want to be better. It makes me want to inspire.
That’s your job as a creator.
Thats the only thing that you should ever be concerned and worried about.
Have you bled enough?
Have you inspired and awe struck. Have you shackled your words so future generations will feel it.
Then why not?