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Experience is often Overrated

Punch out the giant imageHave you noticed how hilarious it is to see a skinny guy go into the boxing ring with a hefty looking guy?The skinny guy throwing punches at the big and hefty guy. A very hilarious sight indeed.

However, it is usually awesome when Mr Skinny beats Mr Hefty to a pulp. A wonderful sight to behold, causing tingles down your neck at the pleasure of being a witness to such event.

In the same light, it brings great pleasure to see a seemingly inexperienced person do  great at a job or career everyone thinks he/she is incapable of doing and thinks is meant for someone already established at that job or line of career.

Experience is therefore, as has been noticed, overrated. I repeat, experience is often overrated. Jason Fried also thinks so.

Remember the Tortoise and the Hare story? Yeah, the slow Tortoise always won in that story. In the same vein, determination and passionate work will always stand you out.

A well groomed mind sticking to what it wants and working hard at achieving set goals is far more useful than a mind that is just experienced.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying experience is the devil. Experience is essential in a lot of things, but its importance is often over-exaggerated.

So, let’s assume that “Experience” is a giant. You can punch out experience with your grit and determination. It may take a while, you may not get the opportunities the way you want it; but if you keep at achieving your set goal with determination, passion and grit you’ll definitely take out the giant.


What’s your opinion? How do you plan to punch out any giant that is in your face?

Nathan Jeffery
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