I spent an hour of my weekend listening to Bono chatting with Charlie Rose. It was an hour well-spent. Toward the end, he mentioned guitarist Nile Rodgers, who got his start playing with the Sesame Street Band and went on to form the band Chic, produce albums with a huge array of musical luminaries, and write tons of music. Here's what Bono said:
"He came from a rough place, and when he wrote "Good Times" or "We Are Family" it wasn't that it was where he came from -- he wrote the future he wanted to live. He wrote so that he could have those good times."
So, what future are you writing?