3 min read
November 2, 2020

This post is a bit of self-reflection/self-improvement. Currently, I am doing a lot to improve the skills where I am weakest. Most of those skills are in the form of communication. When I find good sources of information, I want to share it. The main goal I have is to find a way to get more into IoT/Cloud/AI/Security. Sometimes, the best way to start is thinking of how you can be a leader, for when you need to step up.

As we transition through life we are going to have to play many roles. William Shakespeare is probably one of the people who has said it best with the following quote. "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts..."

The right mindset can help take us from role to role, and take away something valuable. Knowledge to help you be better in the next role. There is a Ted Talk from Nov 2014 by Carol Dweck, The power of believing that you can improve. She brings a concept of not yet.

What would happen in your life if you went from thinking I failed at this to I do not know this yet? That is the concept that she brings. You didn't fail, you don't know it yet. Which is very powerful with the right mindset. There is a lot of negative things you could say about this for reasons it won't work for you. Let's just play in a vacuum and think about for a moment what would that mean for you.

Please pause for a moment and reflect on that.

Now before you say that's great but not possible, what steps would it take to make some, not all, but at least some a reality. What is in your control?

I am not saying if you think or wish hard enough something will happen. However, the power of thought does play a role, have you given up before trying or even trying to learn? This is why I say this is a powerful thought. The concept of saying I didn't fail I just don't know it yet. This probably won't make you the next of anything, but it can help you be better in your role tomorrow.