AUTODIDACT TO SUCCESS: HOW SELF TAUGHT SKILLS HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE

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“Use what you know.”


teach yourself

In today’s society, self educating has become a major way in which people are learning to do anything in life. And there is a name for people who are able to self-educate; they are called autodidacts. I myself am an autodidact, and have been for quit some time now. Few people fall under this category because it’s so hard to self educate. You must have a great deal of patients and a willingness to learn. Because you are on your own for not just hours, but months and even years.

degree of failure

It’s very difficult for a lot of people to work on something and then deal with the idea of failure. It requires swallowing a pill that you don’t have to do when learning through an educator. The educator can show you where you went wrong and aid you through the problems. When self taught, you may get help from time to time, but for the most part you’re on your own. So this means failing, being honest with yourself and realizing when failure arises, and correcting mistakes. And being honest with self is something most can’t do because we think we’re so important and special. No one wants to openly admit they are awful at anything.

major upsides

There are so many great things that can come from self-educating. And the biggest is that when you step into world being in a classroom, it’s a lot different than the real landscape. But when you have gone through all the trials self-taught, you know what you’re up against. In a classroom, there is no studying for a test, the test is life. And it’s a test where you get a chance to use your notes in the classroom. And in the real world you have to make things happen. And we see all the upsides from some very talented people from online stores to running small brick and mortar businesses. Self-taught is the new wave, but how many will last is the real question?


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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