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The One Skill that will Stop you Being Replaced By Robots

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 view to tackling the unknown that comes tomorrow.

Got a spare few hours?

They can disappear as quickly as unlocking your smart phone.

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

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

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

William Blake, Jimi Hendrix, HP Lovecraft, Leonardo Da Vinci, James Watt and Alan Moore are all autodidacts.

The majority never finished school, not one of them finished a degree course.

The paradox of modern life is that at no time in human history have we been afforded the access to information that we have now

From Wikipedia to Codecademy via Udemy, Edx, Duolingo and Courserathere is unprecedented access to education via learn as you read content, taught courses and self directed learning available to absorb however and whenever you wish.

This metaphorical drowning in information, I surmise, has resulted in a generation less inclined to pursue self-learning as they erroneously believe they can rely on the internet to provide every answer and solution.

The ease of access has bred an over reliance which I believe has contributed to a skill gap in the professional market and disinclined individuals to pursue what they are interested in

Previously I have dismissed it as a disingenuous post rationalisation inserted to humanise the writer and make it sound as if anyone can achieve the successes they have enjoyed if they employ the same methodology.

But I have changed my mind after experiencing personal success having identified my goals and incrementally began working towards them, I too now believe anyone can achieve inconceivable success.

The message is as simple as it is effective; make goals and acquire the means to achieve them

The difference between those who have succeeded and those who haven’t is that one set out to achieve and the other has waited for it to happen blaming why is hasn’t on bad luck.

This self generation of opportunity comes to those who put themselves out there — who learn skills that are valuable and employ them to achieve the goals they have made for themselves

Good things come to those who go out and get them. Nobody achieved greatness waiting for it to find them.

How then can you become an autodidact?

Begin small and turn off the TV

Once you have broken the Zombaic routine of drifting through each day and letting life happen you can begin making stratospheric strides in learning

Set Goals

You don’t have to look very far to find reports warning that degrees do not prepare graduates for work.

Why not take an alternative approach enabled by modern technology?

Learn what those whose path we seek to replicate have learned, acquire the skills necessary for the positions you aspire to or the goals you seek to attain.

By doing so you have learned how to learn and acquired the skills necessary to achieve the ascent to the position you have planned. Make goals and attain them.

Make 2018 the year your revolutionary crusade for enlightenment begins

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

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