A few years ago, “a passionate writer” dropped this question on Twitter for J.K. Rowling:
“What if the passionate writer is broke and can’t afford a MacBook Air?”
And here comes Rowling’s iconic response:
“I wrote first two Potters (Harry Potter Book) by hand and typed them on a 10-year-old typewriter. All a writer needs is talent and ink.”
You must have heard countless chatters about a passion for A and J but there are no results to back up the evidence of their passion.
Does this sound familiar?
“Oh! All I need to be a superb photographer is a new DSLR camera.”
The camera shows up, and nothing happens.
“All I need is a standard microphone and I will start my podcast.”
You got the microphone as a birthday gift, but you are yet to record a sample podcast show with it.
Passion expresses itself through drives and desires. It’s a fire; you can’t hide it; it burns and consumes everything in its path. As the tender flame glows and grows, everyone can see if it’s a blue or a red flame.
If you are looking for excuses not to get the work done, you will find one. We often use a lack of specific tools as embroidery for our excuses.
It’s time to stop looking for a MacBook Air before you get that book done, if you think about it enough, you will find hundreds of alternatives to get the job done.
It’s great if you have the tools but it has often been observed that what stops us from becoming productive is necessary not lack of tools but an absence of passion and drive.
Let your passion take the wheels and drive you to the finish line. And if passion can’t get the job done, you should add lots of discipline.