A Punk's Guide To Success

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I used to be an angry young man.

Heavy metal. Punk. Street. That’s the music that captured my attention. The early days of that music. I would also read. Nothing got me more riled up to be a better writer than Henry Rollins. Most know him as the frontman for Black Flag or his own solo venture, Rollins Band. I liked the music, but I loved his writing. He had his own book publishing company (long before the Internet and long before self-publishing was truly accessible) called, 2.13.61, and his writing was raw, visceral and deep. You could feel his moments. With that, he has one of the best quotes ever about writing: "If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you."


I came across this video of Henry Rollins talking about what it means to be young, to become successful and to think about one’s life in a greater context. I read a lot of books these days. I read a lot of books about personal development. I want to be better. I want to do better. I want more success in my life. I want the people who work in and around me to be successful as well. If you don’t have time to read these types of books or put in the type of work it takes to find and define success in your life, spend four minutes with this…

…(and show this to every young person you know… or those who are old and have forgotten about their own potential)…