Specialist

Anyone can learn anything. The point of specialising in a field (apart from getting a job and what not) is to develop a keen eye for detail. Detail that a lay person would miss or misunderstand.

That’s where your experience comes in. Practice to the point of near-perfection to know what you have dedicated yourself to and why it’s worth it.

Effort

Imagine you’re in a boat with some people. All of a sudden you notice a hole in the center of the boat from where water is leaking in to the boat slowly. You warn the others. They all ignore your warnings, saying that it’s nothing to worry about. So what do you do? You remain ignorant or start throwing out the water and fix the hole?

This is something which is happening today. Whether it is on the global scale like climate change or maybe something in your locality which needs fixing. There are some people who remain ignorant, while others do something to bring change.

There’s no way to just save the right people and just let the ignorance perish away. When we see some people not contributing to a group, we get frustrated and stop working altogether hurting everyone’s chances in long run.

All you could hope is your efforts will change people’s mind and melt their hearts.

Model

Don’t judge your work based on what others think. Judge your work on the basis of what you think. The others did not invest their time and effort, but you did. If you feel what you have done is meaningful, you have definitely scored a point.

Persistence

Having a starting point and a end goal isn’t enough. You need to work on your path, that is, your method.

If ever tried to answer a problem you didn’t keep writing it down the same way. You keep modifying the method with your knowledge and experience to make the best out of it.

Each step is different from the previous and subsequent one. You may turn out to be wrong but that doesn’t mean your end goal was wrong. It’s just that your method was lacking something or had too much of something else.

It’s the race to find the element that is overpowering your confidence in the goal. We fail only when we give up. Trying is good, but persisting is a key. And persisting while learning from your failure just adds to your success.