William Liao

July 8, 2021

Becoming

Want to be a photographer? Photograph more. 

Want to be a writer? Write more. 

Want to be a runner? Run more. 

There is rarely a precise moment where we become anything. 

The key to becoming something it to start doing it — whether it’s photographing to become a photographer, writing to become a writer, running to become a runner, or something else. 

At first, you won’t quite know what you’re doing, your efforts may feel awkward, and you will feel like an imposter — a totally normal feeling whenever you try something for the first time. 

But as you persist, you will acquire helpful knowledge, you will develop proficiency, you will produce better work. 

And at some point along that process, you will become.