365 THINGS YOUTH #1. You have to Google shit you want to learn yourself

365 Things Young is a series of short posts dedicated to young people.

It is a list of things young people around the world need to be able to do, so to survive and thrive in these new economies: To incite in themselves skills, intelligence (for Industrial Revolutions), innovation, creativity and productivity.  It is written either by me, Tiisetso Maloma, or by a named guest contributor. Sometimes the posts rant, and sometimes they are soft.

Here goes the first one.

#1. You have to Google shit you want to learn yourself

You cannot be asking people how to create a CV, a business plan, an email account, etc.

We are no longer in that age.

Google how it’s done, and do it yourself.

How the skills you learn when you go after your ambitions are better than the ambition itself

The skills you learn when you go after your ambitions are better than the ambition itself. I will show you why.

When you consider venturing into your ambitions, i.e. going after your goals, it is scary. And always there’s a lot to deliberate:

  1. There is your present reality – what you have or don’t have. Also, the mind likes pondering on disadvantages and the many odds against you – e.g. you are poor, without a university education, without reputation, no connections, etc.
  2. There is your ambition (where you want to go or the goals you have set for yourself).
  3. Then there is the potential of what you can achieve. This is important and technical. I will make sense as you read on.

Let’s start. Read more