I love the message, but I have to say I disagree with this statement.
Success might follow from there.
Not everyone’s authentic voice is built for the masses. Once upon a time, I wrote as a people pleaser, covering popular topics, spewing out words I knew were motivational and mainstream. This proved successful in terms of praise, claps, views for my writing.
But then I changed and did what you mentioned in this story. I started writing about exactly what I wanted to write about in a shortcut manner that made sense to me. I started being me.
And my “success” dipped dramatically.
So yeah. It’s a toss up.
One thing is for certain, I enjoy this type of writing much more. It’s fulfilling because it’s my truth.