MUST WATCH: What most schools don’t teach **Motivation!**
“Great Coders are today’s rock stars.” ~ Will.i.Am (@iamwill)
I love what Mark Zuckerberg says at 0:50 -
“This started as me wanting to do something fun for myself. It didn’t start as me wanting to master coding or computer science.”
Amen! That’s how your passion truly starts! You become truly enthralled by something b/c you truly enjoy it, you love it. Not because you want to get a job in it, not b/c of the money. Sooo true!
Drew, creator of Dropbox, also drops a gem:
“It starts out being intimidating, but, you get the hang of it over time.”
The biggest step in achieving any type of success is just taking that first leap of faith & STARTING! SOoOo many people simply don’t attain their true dreams b/c they don’t even get started on that path out of fear. Don’t be that person. As Drew states, it looks scary at first but with time, practice, & fortitude, you will achieve it! Many times, those who succeed do so not b/c they were necessarily that much greater than the competition; they do so b/c they refused to quit whilst their competition did give up.
All the greats are self-taught. Because of raw inspiration and desire. They haven’t got time for you because they’re so busy pursuing their dream. ~Lefsetz
BTW, I’m soOoO not a techie by any means lol. But, I agree 110% that coding is the future in every arena, industry. The future of music is in EDM. Look at any of the top DJs from Daft Punk to DeadMau5 to the young prodigys like Madeon. All of them are tech wizards. Even I, as a songwriter, am having to learn tech b/c it’ll increase my value, skills, efficiency, & effectiveness as an artist by knowing such programs as Logic, Pro Tools, & Ableton. And, if I’m wanting to DJ, I’m now on course to learn Traktor too. So, it all comes back down to technology.
Lefsetz touches on this point in his most current post:
That’s what’s being missed in all the coverage of entertainment and sports. The smart revolution. The point is made if you want a job in entertainment and sports today, never mind tomorrow, you’d better know how to code. Because these are data-driven enterprises.
So, go out there & chase your dream. Now more than ever, thanks to technology, access to the higher realms of success is at our finger tips!