I know that title blew your mind. Yes, I’m being sarcastic.
The gap between what you know and what you know you don’t know is all that matters in my mind. It seems like a big gap at first, that cavernous expanse between where you are and where you want to be. Progress is slow and incremental. Roadblocks occur and confusion is inevitable. But eventually, after some effort, you realize you made it.
That tipping point hasn’t happened yet for me. And I’m damn curious to know what it’s like. I’m nowhere near where I want to be, but it’s the journey from where you are to where you should be that’s the definitive factor in feeling fulfilled. I struggle with it… a lot. It’s tough to spend hours trying to figure out concepts you don’t understand. It’s a grind that, more often than not, feels fruitless.
And while I’m toiling away trying to figure things out from mile marker ‘0’ to God knows where, I just hope I’m not biting off more than I can chew. Then again, as Teddy Roosevelt said “ Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty.” So, here’s to the grind.