There are no tricks to life - only tips.
One of the the greatest tips is to find a simple joy in whatever you have to do; it’s important to enjoy your work.
This is why artwork is made by artists; an artist finds satisfaction in the completion of their art. Why else would would they continue to make their work if they did not enjoy it?
Musicians make music; craftsmen are no different.
The greatest tip is to find your calling in life. We may feel drawn to something that drives us to want it, sometimes; however, I am not one to believe in fate.
Fate and destiny are not equal to me. Fate implies no control and no escape; destiny can be abandoned or fulfilled.
Our calling in life leads us to our destiny, and with our destiny, we can achieve many great things.
Our destinies are our own; we cannot have the lives of others. We may dream of walking in their shoes, but we all must find our own path in life.
Everyone lives life at their own pace, but their destinies may require them to speed up - or perhaps slow down. Some paths cross deserts while others blaze trails through jungles and caves. If you happen across another traveler, it does the soul good to give them company until you must part ways.
Some paths are crowded like city streets; these paths are often the most noisy and confusing to follow - a labyrinth at times, even. One may find themselves lost in the chaos, unable to spot a suitable herd to follow. It is at this moment and others like them that we are at our most vulnerable - maybe even our weakest. But, it is also in these moments that we can be at our strongest; sometimes, it takes courage to pick a direction and simply start walking.
If you ever find yourself in a barren desert or a dark, cold cave, know this: you will not be alone. You need not worry about dead ends or going in circles if you read the messages that the previous travelers have left behind - like this one, for instance.
This message is etched on to a rock, left at the base of a signpost - marking a crossroads in the middle of a desert. A sandstorm had just passed through, and I am still walking.