The One Skill that will Stop you Being Replaced By Robots

Chris Herd
4 min readOct 2, 2019


The single most important skill you will ever learn is in itself an oxymoron.

It is dependent on your ability to vanquish procrastination and achieve something today with a view to tackling the unknown that comes tomorrow.

As I’ve written previously it requires the drive to tackle the modern world head-on: doing nothing has never been so easy.

Got a spare few hours?

They can disappear as quickly as unlocking your smartphone.

This affords a huge opportunity for those who have taught themselves the skill I allude to; to learn how to learn and have the desire to maniacally do so for the rest of your life.

The ability to employ autodidacticism in your everyday life is the single most valuable skill you can ever acquire and employ

Self-directed learning enables you to learn the skills that you are most passionate about and innovatively employ them to achieve your goals and ambitions.

We no longer need schools, universities or teachers to spoon-feed us the information you are paying to acquire

Find what interests you and expand your horizons through learning. Schools are irreparably broken, they teach you memory skills required to pass exams at the detriment of teaching you what it means to learn.

Look back through history it is easy to see what I’m talking about

Some of history’s greatest geniuses have forgone university and typical routes of learning to teach themselves and become masters of their fields.

William Blake, Jimi Hendrix, HP Lovecraft, Leonardo Da Vinci, James Watt, and Alan Moore…



Chris Herd

CEO / Founder / Coach @FirstbaseHQ Empowering people to work in their lives not live at work ✌️✌