Writing Day 30 – Experience as a Moat

I get both optimistic and a little lost and hopeless now a days.

What if I never do what I’m aiming to?
What if I can’t catch up with the young ones of DGPLUG?
What if the newer ones pass me right by as an old fogey?

And somewhile ago, I’d read this. And this.

And that got me thinking.

I’ve been working for 20 years now.
And when it comes to stuff I know, I know stuff.
It’ll take any johnny-come-lately tonnes of effort (not to mention, how many hours of their life) to know what I know.

And that got me thinking further.

Not everyone is an autodidact (like cough yours truly cough)
Not everyone loves to put in the work.

And that’s the meta skill I’m building right now.
To show up every day. To do the work.

If I do that, I will pick up skills.
And they will accrete.

And I will have my moat again.

Come to think of it, I have two moats now.

  • My experience (what I have and what I’m buiding)
  • My love of learning.

And that I think, will be the wind in my sails …