A notebook is basically the creative equivalent of the NFL jersey you picked up at Macy’s; unless you fill it with a lot of hard work and sacrifices, you’re just a dilettante with poor spending patterns. An aspiring something. A fan of the game. An existential cosplayer.
Nor does it matter whether the notebook is made of paper or whether it is electronic. It's what goes into it that counts. And that has to be work.
There are, of course, some applications that support work better than others.