poniedziałek, 27 sierpnia 2012

What are your plans for today?

Look what I found:

See? I was serious about filters and stuff.

A sticker.

I thought it's cool and empowering, so I just sticked it on my laptop. But then I realized that it's not really that cool. It was a day like this when Marco Polo left for China, but no pressure, dude. This is one of those traps. Whatever you do, there will always be an Asian third-grader doing it gazillion times better. Or Marco Polo (who hit the road for the first time at the age of 17 and had nothing to say, because his father decided for him). 

There is no point in comparing yourself to others. Just do your job, make your mistakes, fall down, stand up and fall down again. There are you and your aim. If Hussein Bolt was checking where are other runners, he wouldn't be Hussein Bolt.

2 komentarze:

  1. There used to be lots of Loesje posters around my town some years ago. I remember being especially moved by this, from equal amounts inspiration and anxiety... I also took a picture of it and put on my homepage. This was before blogs, personal homepages were very in then. When I was like, between 14 and 22 I made lots of different homepages in different designs. All very basic but completely made from scratch using html code. When css code got popular I learnt some, but didn't have the patience to learn enough to make the sites as beautiful as I wanted, so I quit. But you should definitly go for it, it's great fun! I also want to learn proper program code, like C++ or Java or something, but I can get in to the courses cause I haven't studied enough math. I'm sure I could do it without the math! ;)

    Anyway, today I had forgot about the poster but I do tend to compare alot so thank you for the wise words, I'll do try to be a bit more Bolt style from now on.

  2. That's so nice that you wrote! Coding, even in C++ or Java, simply can't be that difficult. I don't know how to code yet, but yeah, you're right, it's mostly about patience. I don't know what is it like in where you come from, but here academic IT education is not a must. There are many things that you can learn by yourself and technology is evolving faster than academic teaching programs.
    Btw: I do compare myself a lot too. It's not easy to change this way of thinking, but Hussein Bolt helps a lot, when you get frustrated or think that the world is not fair because someone has something you don't have that would make your life much easier.