Credentials are overrated

The market states over and over again that we need competent workers to fill these roles and jobs. To be competent, we need you to go to school.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I wouldn’t want to have a lawyer represent me in court that never passed the bar. And I wouldn’t want someone to perform open heart surgery that got their education from Google searches.

Yet, time and time again, credentials created a mental roadblock for people to start making a difference. You don’t need permission to start a protest. You don’t need to have a degree to start a blog or post a song you wrote. There is so much opportunity in what we can do rather than what we can’t. We just need to act accordingly.

Most of the difference makers in the world don’t have the experience they should. If we let it, credentials are the perfect excuse to not even start.