May 27, 2021

Stay ready, so you don't have to get ready.

Jarod Hamilton

David Squires (who was my professor at N.C. A&T) executed a presentation about editing in the digital world, and it was a great refresher for me. I have previously seen this presentation, but it was great to freshen up some of my thinking and learn a couple of nuances that have changed since I last saw this presentation a couple of years ago.

Alum Nick Creegan spoke to us about staying ready. Stay ready, so you don’t have to get prepared. It is something that I have applied to my career already, and I believe that is something you need to do in any phase of life. I don’t believe in sulking in my failures. I think wasting time to sulk is wasting time getting better or planning what is next. 

Alum Zolan Kanno-Youngs answered my question about the types of questions you ask people who lose something important to them (athletes losing games or political figures losing campaign races). His answer was enlightening: asking concise questions, asking follow-up questions, and knowing who you are talking to. What is their status as part of that team?

Mr. Carter talked about staying resilient and being open to constructive criticism. He said that you do not learn when people tell you that you did well; you learn when people critique your work and tell you what to improve on.

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