Destination Addiction

DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project, CAPM, RMPPosts: 2,453Member ■■■■■■■■■□
https://www.robertholden.com/blog/what-is-destination-addiction/

Interesting concept.

This hit home with me and I know a lot of people on this forum have some sort of version of this

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  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,717Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    I think this is common but I also suspect it has been a problem for all of time.
  • SpetsRepairSpetsRepair Cisco/Fortinet/Meraki/Comptia Posts: 210Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Sounds like my problem
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project, CAPM, RMP Posts: 2,453Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    For instance I don't know a thing about either of you, but when I look at your certification credentials I see two accomplished IT professionals, at least from an academic scope.

    But do you feel that way about yourselves?

    I struggle with this very thing myself.
  • PC509PC509 CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2 Oregon, USPosts: 764Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    A lot of that sounds like me. But, some of it is necessary. Always looking forward to the next thing. I like to be prepared, always like to keep learning. But, there is always something better I'm striving for. The next big thing will be where I get successful.

    I never really thought I was doing ok until my niece got accepted to a local state college. I told her congratulations and I'm proud of her. She told me that I was who she looked up to and I inspire her. Happy tears came from that, and I felt like I was successful. But, not to rest on my laurels, either. But, I feel good. :)
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Awesome. Next time wife tells me I've settled, I'll show her this link.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, CCNA Posts: 3,961Mod Mod
    I recommended this book before and I'll recommend it again: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life


    Being goal oriented is a recipe for disappointment, because you're constantly chasing that goal and fee inadequate until you reach that goal. Scott Adams recommend having a system rather than a goal. Read the book if you want to understand what that means
    Goal: MBA, March 2021
  • thomas_thomas_ CompTIA N+/S+/L+; CCNA R&S; CCNP R&S Posts: 861Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    I recommended this book before and I'll recommend it again: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life


    Being goal oriented is a recipe for disappointment, because you're constantly chasing that goal and fee inadequate until you reach that goal. Scott Adams recommend having a system rather than a goal. Read the book if you want to understand what that means

    This kind of reminds me of something ai heard about it’s better to tell your children they are hard-workers rather than telling them they are smart. I can’t remember the reasoning, but I think it helps them deal with failure/adversity better. Something along the lines of you can building self-confidence based on factors they can control, level of effort, versus something they can’t control such as intellectual capacity. I believe it also had something to do with internalizing failure if you told you were smart instead of just working harder the next time.
  • JustanotherITguyJustanotherITguy Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Good read
  • snokerpokersnokerpoker Posts: 661Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Interesting topic. I am guilty of this from time to time. Thanks for sharing.
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