The past month hasn’t been easy for me. I enjoy everything I do, my work, my hobbies. They are part of what makes me, me. When I acknowledge that someone knows more about them than I do, I see them as an inspiration and something to strive for. Particularly if they have been involved in helping me get to where I am.
I love coding, I love problem solving. I know I’m not the best at it. But just like everything else I do, I have found there is always someone better than you. On the flip side of the coin, there will always be people who will be jealous of you. They just see “the end result”, they don’t see all the hard work you’ve done to get to that stage.
I’ve also realised that it’s hard to become an expert in a broad field. Web Development isn’t just “putting up a website”. There’s graphic design; SEO; scripting; front-end development. I would never claim to be a Graphic Designer or an SEO expert. I do have selected skills in those areas but I do know my limits (and some of these are just temporary) .
Same with Muay Thai, there’s so many different aspects to get involved in. If you’re not fixed on one goal you can get lost. Gradings? Fighting? Coaching? Judging? Event organising? All have different approaches but knowing how to do more than one is advantageous and compliments the others. There are some great fighters out there who haven’t got a clue how to coach. Some things, just can’t be taught. Everyone has something they can specialise in. Just need to find what that something is.
I’ve picked up another hobby recently that people think I’m crazy doing. So I’m not even going to mention it here. But what I will say is, when I’ve made a few quid… lets see who is crazy…
Doing something that shows measurable results is so satisfying… bank balance growing; physically getting fitter; being able to play a tune; winning a fight; achieving a grade; developing an App. Businesses might relate these to KPI’s but in essence they are my personal KPI’s. I have gone out to do what I have set for myself. I don’t need anyone to tell me it’s not working because it’s evident that it is.
I have had people tell me and show me recently, by their actions that they clearly don’t think I am good enough. Even though it didn’t extinguish the confidence in my own ability and the desire prove them wrong. It did make me question it for a while.
Don’t let yourself be trapped by people who doubt you!
I know I’m good at what I do, I know there’s still lots to learn. I’m never going to claim to know everything. In my opinion you are not an expert in something until you have made all the mistakes in that field. I know the journey I have been on to get to where I am. I don’t need approval from anyone else.
Appreciate what you’ve got because basically, I’m fantastic!
Watch this space! Awesomeness is coming your way!