As engineers, we all strive to carry out what inspired us while growing up. Whether it was playing in the sandbox with monster trucks paving a highway into corners with nothing but water, perhaps it was spending hours in the garage building a simple stepping stool with your dad, or better yet making a kit bought, go-kart out of existing metal pipes and lawn mower parts in your garage.
Did you initially set out to Invent and Create? Early on, during childhood education we were all introduced to the common core: mathematics, science, vocabulary, and design reinforcing our innate skills.
“Success occurs when preparation meets opportunity.” -Zig Ziglar
After reading a book last week titled, The Dip by the genius Seth Godin it made me ponder on a few reasons why people just don’t live up to their fullest potential and find the exact match and specialty they’re actually talented at. Number six below really sticks outs.
7 reasons you might fail to become the best in the world
By Seth Godin
1) You’re running out of time (and quit)
2) You run out of money and quit
3) You get scared and quit
4) You’re not serious enough about it and quit
5) You lose interest or enthusiasm or settle for being mediocre and quit
6) You focus on the short-term instead of the long (and quit when the short-term gets too hard)
7) You picked the wrong thing at which to be the best in the world because you don’t have the talent
Now, go make something good happen and I N V E N T! Become a master of something. Take the necessary time and effort to build your dream – one step at a time.