You have to be careful about the word passion.

Passion will not change the work load

Who calls themselves a writer but quits after a publication rejects an article?

Who’s passionate about football but doesn’t bother to study film?

Who’s passionate about the outdoors but doesn’t care to learn how to build a shelter?

Life would be grand if passion were the answer. If I could open my laptop, write three beautiful paragraphs and receive 10,000 claps. That’s the dream — more like fantasy.

You might think you're following a passion by writing online, but that does not shelter anyone from the hours of research, the agony of the first draft, the rejections. The injustices.

I have a better word: grit.

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