Stop Making Excuses

You do not need the latest and greatest MacBook Pro or another expensive device to succeed in whatever you want to do.

I have used all of the available MacBooks over the years, including both 11 and 13-inch MacBook Airs, 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros in both original and the latest 2016 form factors.

But, as you might know, my main computer of choice for the past 3 years has been an 'underpowered' and now discontinued 12-inch MacBook. Everything I have created in recent years, I have created it using this little machine.

Phycological Problem

Apple and other big tech companies investing a lot of money into marketing campaigns, which are designed to make you feel that you cannot do something unless you buy their latest expensive device. I feel like that myself sometimes, and I am sure many of you will be familiar with this feeling.

For example, seeing Apple release the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, I feel like the display on my MacBook is getting smaller and smaller every day. It even starts to bother me and decreases my productivity. In situations like this, I try to remind myself, that the problem I have is phycological, and that I have been using my 12-inch MacBook for years, and it served me quite well.

The same can be said about my smartphone. I use the camera on my iPhone X a lot, and it allows me to capture all of the necessary memories in great quality. But, as you might know, Apple has released the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro a couple of months ago, and it has an even better camera.

Now, when I look at my iPhone, I feel like the camera is not good enough, because of this feeling of missing on an even better quality with the latest iPhone. The thing is, the quality of images and videos I can take with my iPhone X is still great, and it is more than good enough for what I am using it for.

It is an Excuse, not a Reason

Look, I am not saying that it won’t be faster and more efficient to do the same job with a better computer, of course, it will be. What I am saying, and what I want you to always remember, is that the absence of the latest and greatest tools, whatever it is the latest smartphone, laptop, or something else, in most cases it shouldn’t be the reason why you cannot do something. I know plenty of people who are still using 7~8 years old notebooks to do their work, and they are doing a great job.

‘Non-Pro’ Device Can Make You a ‘Pro’

I am planning to purchase the new 16-inch MacBook Pro soon, but I will always remember this little machine I have in front of me here, 12-inch MacBook Pro. I have built over 100 websites and made hundreds of video tutorials using this MacBook. This is not a ‘pro’ device by any means, but it has made it possible for me to become a ‘pro’ at what I do.

Do Not Let Excuses Get in Your Way

My message to you is to not let excuses like the absence of the latest MacBook or iPhone get in your way. If you have a smartphone from the last 5 years, you have a good enough camera to start learning film making, photography or to become a YouTuber. If you have a laptop, any laptop, you have the tool to create your first website or start your online business. As your business and skillset will grow, you can upgrade to more expensive and powerful tools.

I know that’s not a typical post from me, but I thought I should talk about this topic because I noticed many people act surprised when they see that I am building websites and doing video editing with such an underpowered 12-inch laptop.

I hope it was helpful to some of you.

Posted on Nov 20th, 2019
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