I reject allowing someone to judge me based on a piece of paper.
Yup. I don’t care anymore. People might point fingers at me and say that I’m crazy, or I’ve snapped or whatever. I just can’t take it anymore. I will not quantify my life by writing about what I think the world believes to be an achievement on a piece of paper and validate my existence.
It is pretty evident that you must have something to show to the world that you have some value.To get a job, to have a business, to be a freelancer, whatever. You must have some brief documentation of what you are and what you have done. Like a flyer for an upcoming movie or a product. But today I have realized by reading my resume over and over again, that I cannot live with lies anymore. Every single thing on my resume feels like one of those hollow chocolate domes covering my insecurities that might fall apart any moment someone might see through it by pouring a hot cup of doubt all over it. I feel like a fraud by overselling my degrees and course certificates while I have no Idea whether I could live up to those standards set by institutions.
You have to believe me when I say this, But you need to look for an employer/business partner/spouse who sees more in you than what you advertise yourself to be. Luckily for me, I work with people who hired me regardless of what Degree I had , or what “expertise” I held. For those who don’t know, You develop expertise after you start working.
Why? How hard could it get? How stupid could someone be?
Even when you graduate from the most top notch colleges, Companies still spend a fortune on training newbies, much more than what you pay for in a college. And the only thing that keeps them from firing you is faith that you have at least the resilience of getting through the training phase without any hiccups , because they too know that you haven’t learned shit in school.
Whether you finish school or don’t.
Learn how to see something through to the end.
Learn how to commit. To friendships. To work. to your teacher. to your parents, to your life. To yourself.
Learn to build Patience. Resilience. Perspective.Discipline.Individualism.
I promise you you wont learn these things in school, no matter how much you pay them. These things only you can teach yourself by going through life.
Try and build a life rather than a resume. Try to build a circle and have faith in people who will back you up. Give more than you ask for . Ask for what more you can offer rather than when can you get your next raise. It helps them understand that you are committed to a cause rather than money. It make s you valuable. When you believe in people, people will believe in you. That’s much more valuable than a resume.
People, Ryan. People will never go out of business — Michael G Scott