When was the last time you actually learned something on your own with indomitable determination?
Do you remember that time in your life when you were really up for learning a new hobby, maybe a guitar for example, and you had left no stones unturned to pursue the same?
Or it never really happened as you were too hesitant to take up so much of pain to pursue your ‘then’ dream and for which, you blame yourself now. Makes sense, isn’t it?
No, you are not the only one who regrets such kind of a decision now. A lot of people are with you on this.
However, there are a few who went ahead and took that next step to become what they are now.
Julius Yego – The Classic Case of Grit & Will power
Have you heard about Julius Yego or Mr. YouTube?
He is a track and field athlete belonging from Kenya who specializes in the javelin throw. He was nicknamed as Mr. YouTube because he learned this skill by watching videos of throwing the javelin on YouTube.
Not only this, but he also is a Commonwealth record holder and African record holder for his personal best of javelin throw of 92.72 m.
In 2011, 2012 and 2014, he won the javelin throw title at the All-Africa Games and African Championships in Athletics.
In 2014, he became the first-ever Kenyan athlete to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in a final event.
He again won a gold medal with a javelin throw of 92.7 m at the 2015 World Championships.
In 2016, he won the silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Apart from these mind-blowing achievements, which is surprising and most interesting is that he learned javelin throw solely by watching videos on YouTube.
No, it was not like he had an internet connection at home along with a computer. He went outside and searched for shops where he would find computers with an internet connection and there he would spend hours concentrating on the techniques of javelin throw on YouTube, watching different players on the field.
While his parents thought that he was into studies, Yego would cut tree branches and shape a javelin to practice his tricks at home.
If this isn’t motivation, then what is? And his persistence soon earned him the position of the national junior champion. Isn’t that great?
Passion Will Make You Triumph in Your Career in AI & Robotics
Are you into AI and Machine Learning/ robotics?
Do you find it difficult to concentrate on your goals?
Are there some external factors which are stopping you to excel in this field?
If yes, then the only thing you need to have is positivity in your thoughts and absolute grit! Why only Julius Yego?
Even you can make it possible to make a career of your choice, no matter what others think, and still reach the zenith of success. And if you do not have the proper means to proceed, you can always look for a solution.
Learn from your friends, learn online, and learn from the free online courses which are available in abundance all over the internet. And if you can’t, you can only blame yourself for it.
Talking about online courses on AI and Machine Learning, there are many.
So, you can choose the one which will suit your demands the best.
At AIML Community, we make sure that we help all the professionals in the field as well as the various organisations who wish to employ the best of minds in AI and robotics.
Join regular meetups, go through our digital learning resources, read industry-specific news, ask questions and be inside a sphere of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
All said and done, passion for your pursuit is what is needed in order to succeed.
Be it Julius Yego, anyone else, or you, the truth is, sheer self-motivation and determination to achieve what our hearts want is the most necessary factor to achieve victory.
So, are you ready?
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