I’m not even talking about the: slack-off, skip class, smoke weed, drink and party but still graduate, skill-set your ,000+ diploma has lead you to believe you have.
The skills you can only develop when you are willing to risk it all in order to do that one amazing thing. Because you are comfortable in your mediocrity; because you choose not to try.
Because it is easier to talk about learning that new (programming? Because you think everything is too hard or too complicated so you will just “sit this one out”, or maybe you’ll, “do-it-tomorrow”!
Because you hate your job but won’t get a new one; because it is easy to reject rejection.
You should find a mirror, look yourself in the eyes, raise your hand and slap yourself in the face. Now repeat that until you come to your senses and continue reading whenever you’re ready.
I’m telling you that if you can read this article, look through this list and not claim it as your own, then you should be a little worried. You should drop everything and immediately question your existence on earth.
I’m looking you in the eyes, (ok well, not really since you are probably reading this article, but figuratively, I am burning a cyclops type hole in your face right now) and telling you that you don’t stand a chance.
I’m not talking about the: study hard, party light, graduate top-of-your-class skills.
Skills that can be had by anyone willing to pay the price to get them. I’m talking about skills that cannot be taught in a classroom or in a textbook.
Skills you can only learn by doing; by learning how to fly after jumping off the cliff.