Is it because you…
Want to make a lot of money on Medium?
Crave to secure a book deal?
Hope to show up on Tim Ferriss podcast someday?
Need the fame, the recognition, and occasional keynote speeches (especially those where you have to travel and all the expenses are covered for you)?
Try to prove something to your parents, your boyfriend/girlfriend, friend, high school teacher or a neighbor?
Is it? Or…
Is It Because You Have No Other Choice?
You can’t imagine yourself anywhere else, but here, on Medium, every day, for 3–4 hours, banging the keyboard.
You can’t even think of doing anything else, than inspiring your world with your words and idea.
You can’t stand the idea of sitting in an office — or even — do something just for the money (and forget about your ideas).
And you’re, pretty much, useless in everything else.
The difference between the first type of answer and the second will determine whether you’ll succeed or not.
Just as with anything popular and trendy, there are a lot of wannabees in the space of writing.
If you are a writer and you think that you have other choices than being a writer, you’re not a real writer.
That’s something I tell myself every single day.
And so should you.