no one is qualified

Maybe at one time people were “officially recognized as being trained to perform a particular job; certified” but if that time ever did exist, it doesn’t much anymore.

Who officially recognized Rembrandt? Frank Lloyd Wright (it’s not known if he even graduated High School)? Kylie Jenner? Kylie Jenner, yeah the youngest billionaire on Earth. Who the hell officially recognized her as certified and trained to sell make-up?

The point is you are as qualified as anyone else. The only people that aren’t qualified are the ones that refuse to do anything because they believe they can’t until they get some kind of approval. Sure, no one is promising us that we will go down as maybe the most famous artist to ever exist, design 532 completed structures, or have 129 million Instagram followers but they are promising this: if you keep waiting for someone out there, some magical “official” individual or system, to recognize you as ready to perform whatever job or skill or passion you keep putting off… well, you’re going to be waiting a long time.

thoughtsrsjm