CCNPforSure wrote: »
Every time I get around someone smarter than me in any particular subject (IT related) I have to close the gap.
Danfrombham wrote: »
Experience poverty for a while. Poverty and hunger are terrible feelings to have but they are also great motivators.
cyberguypr wrote: »
This can end up as an unhealthy obsession that will eat you alive. Life is short, enjoy it!
StonedHitman wrote: »
Im enjoying my studies for my ccent/ccna but i can't help stop thinking about the fact that, no matter how hard i study there's always someone out there who studies harder than me, knows more than me, and will probably get a better job than me. Like, on the news some time ago there was a story on some 14 year old who hacks some big company or whatever.....it's hard to stay motivated when i hear about things like that because how can someone so young possibly know how to do things like that....shouldn't 14 year olds be outside playing or something? I'm not trying to be a hacker(tho i do want to eventually get into network security).
Do you guys ever think about it? that there are probably people much younger than you who know alot more than you do.
Maybe idk what im talking about, it's just something that's been on my mind.
philz1982 wrote: »
Ya and so what? There is always someone better then you at something. You should change your perspective. It is good that there are people at there who know more then you. Become their friends and when you don't know something guess who you call. You cannot know everything. If you want the sure fire way to get an awesome job, learn how to be a people person. Be likable. Have ton's of resources you can call on at any moment. The secret to success is your personal network.
Cert Poor wrote: »
This. Constant worrying over food and shelter and bills can light a fire under someone.
One thing that's helped is to write down goals on an index card and post them in front of your face, so you're forced to stare at them every day. I've overdone it and listed pages of goals, but that didn't work. Filling up just one index card with goals helps.
Zomboidicus wrote: »
I don't think a 14 year old hacker is necessarily better than you or us. They have more time on their hands, less responsibilites, so on. The younger they are, the more sociopathic they seem to be. There is no moral or ethical boundary that are stopping them from doing these stuff. They don't understand the seriousness of what they are doing. And from what I've heard, hacking tools are less complicated these days; it seems like some of these tools are run in matter of a click. I wouldn't feel inferior to a malicious mouse jockey.
veritas_libertas wrote: »
Good stuff. The wife and I started out marriage VERY poor. Talk about motivation. We are now Pathologically thrifty