I wanna be the very best…in AI, robotics and neuroscience!

I’ve got to apply this actionable intelligence

Since reading So good they can’t ignore you by Cal Newport, I have been reflecting on what rare and valuable skills I should acquire/which field(s) I want to build passion in. As Cal explained so eloquently, people are not born with pre-existing passions, rather they develop passion as their skills improve, they gain experience and they get closer to mastery! My own limited experience concurs with his views, hence my identified passions are a result of previous time and effort, I was not born with them.

Inspiration (not motivation)

With this in the back of my mind, the way ahead is clearer thanks to:

Set of the sail

I am not sure of the origin(s) but over time, a hunger to understand myself and reality has been steadily intensifying! At it’s core, human perception of reality is entangled in the mechanics of our bodies which let us explore the world and simultaneously define the limits of our experience. The brain which receives and interprets information from the universe creates our model reality.

In a bid to get closer to the truth of who I am and how I work, my desire is to become the #1 in artificial intelligence, robotics and neuroscience so that I can create a strong AI. Whilst this is much easier said than done, I believe that the intersection of these closely related fields holds a treasure trove of ideas and wisdom. I am willing to invest as much time and energy as it takes. I want to see and become the person it will take to attain this summit. Why? Because I believe that…

Mastering yourself is true power ~ Lao Tzu

Time to get after it.

Straining to master reality


Today, I finally finished reading Cal Newport’s So good they can’t ignore you. It has been full of revelations to say the least. In terms of career development, I have learned the importance of obtaining rare and valuable skills to increase my career capital and consequently invest this power to build a fulfilling career.

My review:

So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You LoveSo Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A treasure in the sea of career advice books, So good they can’t ignore you debunks the passion hypothesis – matching pre-existing passions to a perfect job – and instead systematically constructs a logical, compelling and well researched strategy for career satisfaction.

The concise and easy to follow writing style serves as a humble pedestal for novel and paradigm shifting ideas. Structuring the content into 4 key rules enables the reader to conceptualise and effectively apply the ideas through self-reflection and necessary effort.

In terms of investments of time and money, I absolutely believe that this tome offers actionable intelligence of the highest calibre. Employing these critical tactics diligently will lead to stellar performance, saved time and a meaningful career. Undoubtedly, no library is complete without a copy of this guide. I honestly feel blessed to have gained such an insight into life so early and I look forward to observing the results in my own life!

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Consequently, I am changing my tag line from Coding to change reality to Straining to master reality to reflect the insights which I’m adopting in my quest to obtain the ultimate philosophy!