I wrote a post on why I won’t be a writer last year and now I’m writing a post to oppose it. After close to a year, I have now garnered enough reasons to know that I will be a writer and here’s why:
1. There’s nothing I could dream of but to be a writer.
If you keep seeing something that caught your eyes over and over again, you’re going to buy it someday. If you keep seeing the same dream over and over again, you’re gonna live it out one day.
2. I don’t care if I have nothing to write about, I write anyway.
Paul Arden stated in his book Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite that “A bad idea executed is better than a good idea undone” which means even if I post something irrelevant, it is still better than plotting a blockbuster in my head. That’s what I’m doing.
3. I’m kicking my way out of the society hole.
I am practicing not to be concerned about what people think of me because they are not thinking of me. It is difficult to just let go and say whatever I want to, but I am training myself and that’s a step closer to becoming a writer. Stop caring of what would a million people think of what I write.
4. There must be a purpose for my passion for writing.
The Creator places passion in humankind for a reason. If you are gifted with numbers then maybe you should explore that option. I am not sure if I am gifted in writing but I definitely have a passion for it and it sure means something. I will not rest till I find its purpose.
5. Writing is my weapon of choice .
David won the battle against Goliath because he used the weapon that he is best at. David placed his faith with the Lord and does what he does best; to sling. David wasn’t carrying an ordinary sling, he was carrying a weapon that he has trained himself with for so long.* Writing shall be my weapon of choice.
I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to become a writer, but I’m locking this statement and pursuing that road. It might take 10,000 hours of training (according to Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers), nothing can stop me and this is the feeling that makes me think that I finally have what it takes to become a writer; To let go of my fears of people’s opinion, caring too much if anyone is going to read me, and just write. If it fails, I’ll keep trying.
There is nothing to lose.
*I’ve just read Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and The Art of Battling Giants. It’s a good read!