You have something to say that no one else can say. Your life experience allows you to write things that other people could not even imagine. If you don’t say them, they will never be said. I believe that writers who master the craft of writing their own story in a universal way will eventually succeed. Understand your uniqueness. Every little thing had ever happened to you had let you to be where and who you are today. Even if the exact same events had happened to other people too, but it’s still unique for you and each of those people because each of you process that very same event from your own point of view and that makes it different than each other. When you have a voice and you have the chance to share your stories, it is sort of your responsibility to do it.
You can become good enough. Whether you are good enough right now is irrelevant. If you are willing to learn and keep improving, you CAN become good enough. Not everyone will have a #1 song or become a staff writer, but I believe that anyone who is willing to learn and grow can become good enough over time to have some success with their music. When you hear the “I’m not good enough” voice, just respond – “Not yet, but I will be!” and keep trying to get better.
You have something to prove. If you are reading this, you’ve probably already taken the plunge. You’ve told friends and family about your songwriting dreams. You’re already committed. Don’t back down. Don’t give up. You’ve got people that believe in you and support you. YOU believed in yourself enough to start this journey. Prove everyone right and keep on until you succeed. Hard work trumps talent 99% of the time in my experience. You can do this if you work hard enough and you never give up. The winners are often just the people who didn’t quit. And much more important than them, you’d want to proof yourself, to yourself!