What do you need to be a runner? Wicking athletic gear. Cushioning running shoes. Hydration packs. Energy gels. Marathon entry fees.
What do you REALLY need to be a runner?
Legs that move.
What do you need to be a writer? Scrivener software. New MacBook. Home office. Trust fund. MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Co-working space in SoHo.
What do you REALLY need to be a writer?
A pencil. Scrap paper.
What do you need to start your own business? A high-speed internet connection. A store front. Small business loan. Mastermind group. Investors.
What do you REALLY need to own your own business?
Something to sell.
What do you need to be a musician? Studio time. Nashville. New York, maybe. A better guitar. Connections.
What do you REALLY need to be a musician?
The ability to make music. A street corner to stand on.
What do you need to be a photographer? A client list. Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Adobe Creative Cloud. An assistant.
What do you REALLY need to be a photographer?
A borrowed camera.
What are you waiting for?
Don’t let shopping take the place of doing the work.
Don’t use the wrong tools as an excuse.
Make a way.
This is Part 9 of the Follow Your Dreams Like a Realist Series.
Photo by Todd Quackenbush.