“Be Curious Till The Day You Die.”
October 16th 2014
At Hash Interactive, we are always pushing each other to become more well-rounded members of the team. We encourage each other to strive to be the best and often times after hours we will meet to teach each other certain tricks of our personal trades. This mentality stems from the values and work ethic that people from Fargo, and the Upper Midwest, are known for.
So did the title of this blog make YOU curious? If you are reading this, then there is a good chance it did. While listening to the radio today I heard the host talking about the subject of being a “one-trick-pony” and how important it is to do that one trick extremely well. Then the question of “Why stop there?” was brought up. It’s great to have that one trick up your sleeve, but it’s that desire to learn more that really separates the greats from the rest of the pack.
I recently became a father six months ago, and that may be why this quote really struck a chord with me. It made me think of the future when my daughter gets to that age where every other word out of her mouth is going to be “Why?” Although a small part of me is dreading this, the bigger part of me respects it and is looking forward to it. There is nothing better than learning something new (especially in the technology world), applying it, and having it work out the way you thought it would. I can remember in my childhood and I would have these crazy ideas and I would build them out of less-than-reliable materials, get it put together, get excited, see if it would work, and it wouldn’t. It seemed to be a constant theme, but when I reflect on it now, it was the best thing that could have happened for me. It made me persistent, it made me learn, and somehow I turned out an optimist, haha.
So I encourage you to “Be Curious Till The Day You Die.” Keep striving to be the best, help others, teach your children, listen to your elders and your peers, never give up, take chances. You will never know what you are capable of unless you try.