"The Taoist sage has no ambitions, therefore he can never fail. He who never fails always succeeds. And he who always succeeds is all-powerful."- Lao TzuTo apply the teaches of the Tao to writing is an essential thing for me to incorporate into my life. The main focus has always been: to write everyday. But there were times when my outlook changed... and I get caught up in the search for fame, and monetary compensation, and praise... and my work, in addition to my mental faculties and creative juices suffered.
To write everyday and say what I honestly want to say... is what keeps me away from the brink of personal failure. I lost sight of that basic premise to Lao Tzu's teachings.