Last time, I’ve written about the How book changing my career path. It feels like there is a continuation of thoughts about it. Then I just came across today a blog post of James Altucher about Ultimate Cheatsheet Reinventing Yourself.

He listed a lot of key points on how you could be able to reinvent yourself and sticking to it for a long period. And some people give up when they are in 3-4 years.

It makes me realized that I’ve done some sort of reinventions on the things that I’m doing.

The initial reinvention of myself:

  • Started with Enjoying Adobe Photoshop in early high school

  • Discover the basic coding in HTML and CSS.

  • Take the course on Computer Science and learn the fundamentals of programming and coding.

  • Become a Web developer (Back-end developer in web design and development agency).

  • Got curious in business, startups, and entrepreneurship and join some startup.

  • Become freelancer.

  • Build some small ventures with my team (small agency and friends ideas).

  • Indie Maker (Focusing on creating something)

The last part is where I will be focusing my time and effort on creating and building my own products while doing some freelance work on the side.

The tricky part that James Altucher mentions is that it takes about 5 years to be able to make out of living in the field that you are focusing into.

It makes me wonder if I persist enough on those previous ventures would make me successful or just what I’m actually doing now is just part of the continuations of the accumulation of the experience.

I think I would like to believe that those ventures that I’ve done in the past are some sort of stepping stones to be able to acquire the necessary experience and skillet in order to make my current chosen fields work and increase the chance of success.

I guess I put into the practice on what Steve Jobs says on connecting the dots and keep looking.

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”

All I could say is that reinventing yourself is somehow a painful experience ’cause it feels the goals are always moving but never arriving.

Well, that’d make life much more interesting when there is uncertainty.