I have learned in the last couple of months what I haven’t learned all these years due to procrastination and the “some day I will” excuse.
Only when you get real and in survival mode, is when you really see what you are capable of. Never have had so much pressure to finish a project on time and look for all the possible resources to get the job done.
I am all worn out, but it has left me with a valuable life lesson which is, “If you want to stand out form the crowd and do exceptionally well in all your endeavors, you can NOT be normal in life”.
Now that I had a glimpse of the path to get where I want to be, I now have to decide if I really want to put my self into it, and most likely go through very uncomfortable situations, and in many cases humiliate my stupid ego to be humble about the things I do not know, and make space to learn them.
I have had the opportunity to meet and work with people who are the best of the best. Who have graduated from elite universities in the world, and standing where only a selected few can be, and yes…feeling a bit insecure about my self to see where they are and what they do.
A person once told me something about a thing I wanted to do, “It is too late. There are dozens of professionals out there who are exceptionally good at that.” Coming from a professional that he is, I gave up half way…(meaning, still doing it but with doubts and resignation). But now that I think about it, It was not even that I was not capable of doing it, but that I was just too insecure and afraid of the hard work I knew I had to do in order to catch up with them.
The truth is, you become what you believe, and you make your own reality…
“Talent”, “Education” and “Experience (as in quantity, not quality)” is overrated. Those are extremely important. Do not get me wrong. But what really makes the difference for me is “Passion”, “attitude” and “Determination” (and obviously hard work and persistence). Put them together, and there is nothing you can’t do or be.
It is very tiring to constantly be out of your confort zone. It is… but if someone told you that, that is what it takes to achieve your dreams, would you be willing to be there?