How much power is really required to do what you need to do?
First let me start with a personal example:
There are several reasons for my fascination with notepad. Here are a few:
a. notepad is an extremely light applicatoin. Takes less than a second to launch.
b. With notepad, what you see is what you get.
c. No unwanted formatting suggestions. I am in total control and nothing gets modified without me wanting to modify it 🙂
d. Since it is a lightweight application, it consumes less battery power on my laptop.
I write my blog posts in notepad and save each one of them on the desktop. When I get connected, I open each file, copy and paste the content (format if need be) and take the post live. Once this is done, I can just delete the notepad files from the desktop.
Here is the point: While there are far more powerful applications on my laptop, for what I need to do, I may not need them. The world view may be different. People around you may urge you to use the “best” available out there to get your job done.
The reason I urge you to re-visit this temptation is that the “cost” of using the “best” out there may be a lot higher than using what is really required. Do you really want to pay that cost for the best when you really need only 5% of what the best has to offer?
Summary: Use power appropriately. There is usually a cost associated with power. If you don’t need all the power, you don’t need to pay all the costs.