The fear of commitment is basically due to the fear of failure. Well, for the most part, yes. There maybe many more factors leading to a failure to commit to something, but I guess, fear of failure is the strongest of all.
I have been dilly-dallying so far, avoiding to announce a commitment to something. This delay can partly be ascribed to fear of failure, but procrastination has been the strongest factor.
Anyhow, I have thought over it for a considerable amount of time and I guess, I should announce this decision to force me to commit myself to this task. I have been interested in computer related stuff for too long, I have played with a number of aspects of computer usage and I have no shame in admitting that I have been basically a “script kiddie” who has had no knowledge of underlying mechanisms of programs but who has happily clicked-forward the programs he used and gratified himself.
I have decided to follow the sequence of topics suggested by this website. I intend to strictly follow the sequence and see if I succeed or fall victim to my ever present procrastination. I have been an experienced swimmer of the “tutorial swamp” so far, but realized lately that these tutorials are a waste of time if I don’t have a grasp of underlying concepts. Yes, I know creating a project and applying the principles one learns from tutorials is a nice way of strengthening one’s knowledge and skills but, a tutorial is still a tutorial aimed at only a specific aspect. I stumbled across the website / self teaching program quite a while ago, and, had it not been for my procrastination, I would have completed this foundation course by now.
Anyhow, its never too late. I shall start the journey, say, tomorrow?
p.s i hope the sarcasm directed at myself is evident in the title of this post.