1. Today is a new start. Today could be the day that I write that first cut or my best song. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past. I have a clean slate today. I will make the most of it.
2. I am a better writer than I was yesterday. I’ve been working at my craft and improving little by little. Today’s song will be better than yesterdays.
4. I am not defined by commercial successes OR failures. My writing makes me happy. And it blesses the people around me. The marketplace doesn’t decide if I am a successful writer.
5. I am on a journey. That journey is the joy. The joy is not in arriving someday at a “Destination” or “Mastery” of writing. I will always be traveling forward on this road and I will not be too hard on myself for not being at a spot farther down the road. As long as I’m moving forward, I am closer and closer to my goals.