My Motivation Recipe

How I Get Motivate By Being Nobody

Simone Gobbo
Aug 23, 2016 · 4 min read

I know nothing.

I know actually nothing. I am not even sure why you are reading my stuff.

Not knowing enough is probably one of the biggest staples in my life. One of the biggest boosts.

I do believe in not knowing anything.

Let me be clear with this. This is a state of mind. It’s a way to approach life and people. I am not talking about not having any skill or notion. I am talking about having the hunger for learning. I am talking about being humble enough to think you have tons to learn yet.

I Love The Challenge

We’re 7 billion people on Earth. A lot of us are doing exactly the same thing. We have the same job. We aim at the same goals.

I struggle to think I am the best at anything in this world.

Sure, I like to think there are some things I am very good at. At the same time, I bet there’s someone out there that it’s better than me at the same thing.

My day-to-day goal is to find those people and learn something from them. Anything I can. I want to be a sponge and soak up as much information as I can. I want to refine my skills day by day.

It’s a daily effort I am prepared to put in.

Living without this boost it would be hard for me. This is my biggest motivation by far. This is what drags me out of bed in the mornings. This is what makes me go to bed content.

We Live In The Future

I feel lucky I live in this age.

How would I satisfy my thirst for knowledge otherwise? 25 years ago today, the Internet opened up to the public. 25 years ago today one of the biggest revolutions of humanity started. An information revolution.

We can discuss forever all the dark sides of the web. What I want to highlight here is different. It’s the massive impact it had on our society.

At the present day, we have access to an incredible amount of information. It’s just a couple of taps away. I can access it everywhere just using my phone.

Thirty years ago this would have been material for a sci-fi movie. No jokes.

There is so much information on the web that we wouldn’t be able to go through it in a lifetime. Notions about every topic you can think of. Topics you can’t even imagine. People, real people talking about it.

This is my paradise. I feel blessed to experience all of this.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Having this amount of knowledge at our fingertips it’s a massive responsibility.

The barrier to access is incredibly low. You don’t need to be extremely rich or super intelligent. You don’t need to know people or have complicated machinery.

It’s on you.

Knowledge has never been so accessible. This shifts everything towards us. Towards our motivations. Towards our need for self-improvement.

This is our age. We don’t need anybody’s permission for learning something new. We don’t need anybody’s permission for doing something we want.

Not taking advantage of this amazing moment in time would be a crime.

This is day #9 of my daily blogging challenge. Yesterday’s post was:

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Simone Gobbo

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Digital Strategy @ Shape + Letter.