Luck will only get you so far

Following in My Footsteps

I am often asked what people can do to follow in my footsteps. People see what I have done, all that I have accomplished and they wonder what they can do as well. I often think about this subject with great delight. I reflect how lucky I have been. But I also know that luck alone is not enough. Luck will only get you so far. You need to be prepared to meet luck when you stumble across it. If you are not prepared, a lucky break ultimately mean nothing to you. You have to know what to do with any luck you find. This is what I tell all those who wish to enjoy the same level of success that has been mine in life.

Know What You Are Doing

The first thing you should remember is that you need a great education. You need to know what you’re doing when you enter the tech field. You need to spend years studying all you can and learning everything you can about this field. You cannot let go of the need to learn. Even when you think you’ve mastered the tech field, you will always find that you don’t know as much as you think. There are always new things to learn and new fields to explore. I remain as hungry as ever for learning. I take classes whenever I can to help fill gaps in my knowledge.

Be Passionate

The world of tech, like so many other worlds, is about passion. You need to care about what you do and strive for excellence at every turn. You must bring that passion or you will not find what you seek here. You cannot just regard this as a job and something you do because you have to do it. You have to care about results, care about the process and care about all those involved in this particular endeavor. This is when it all comes together. You wake up one day and you realize that you have devoted your life to something that you find meaningful and important. This is where I am right now and where I hope to be for the rest of my life.