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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexMR View Post
    I am definitely addicted to learning. That is why I feel IT is so suited to me...or is it the other way around?
    It works either way! IT is definitely a great field for people who love to learn. The field so broad and changes so quickly that there is always something to learn.
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    I think I am addicted to TE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-Mike View Post
    I think I am addicted to TE
    Aren't we all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamik View Post
    Yea, several of us at work go pretty much non-stop. Something feels off if we're not learning something on a regular basis.
    Agreed with this statement. I have to be learning and pursuing something to be doing okay in my eyes.
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    i know this is probably a lame way of thinking about studying habits but ever since i started studying IT related materials with 600 to 1000 pg books of technical jargon, anytime i see a book with 300 pgs or less i just tend to belittle it as EASY!

    I know its wrong but after so many years of these heavy long books and being use to that amount of information to study, anything less, i feel i can blow right through it within a month or less without a challenge.
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    i am a civil engineering student on my final year, I also study a lot, I feel like I need to study so much whenever there are exams. I studied to the point that even there will only be 5 questions in the exam, and I have a 100 items reviewer, I study all of that. I feel like I can't sleep well when i didn't review all of my reviewers,. I wake up early to study, I can't eat, I feel its more important to study than eating and resting. Nobody pressures me, its just that since I was in elementary I am a constant honor, and I feel like I still not being appreciated by others , I feel that no one notices me and I need to strive harder.... I feel insecure to those people who I see relax whenever there are exams I feel that they are more superior to me, but I can't feel relax and I always stressed myself in studying. am I okay????/?
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    Cyrenz, you are a civil engineer student asking a question on an IT forum if you are OK because you study a lot?

    Relax the pants a little! All work and no play will make you a very dull person. Maybe because you are a constant honor you feel the need to keep that up but you are only putting pressure on yourself for no reason. When you get to to the point that you can't eat or sleep then I think you have passed the point of being OK.

    Cool people don't look to be appreciated by others, it just happens naturally by the person you become. And cool people don't work 24/7 - every funny story you've got will start with "I was working" instead of "I was in... Brazil hang gliding over Copacabana beach" Try to study a little less and be a more rounded person.
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    I'm not addicted to studying. I hate studying. I'd much rather be spending time with my friends, family, or playing video games.

    I love learning. Understanding a new concept, when things just 'click', when you can talk to a colleague or coworker about something and not feel like a total idiot. Knowing that you understand concepts that are going to push you to a higher place in your career. I can't understand why anyone would ever stop learning.

    The pros of learning outweigh the cons of studying. Sometimes I don't mind studying, some days I abhor it. Either way, I don't see it going away. I've been studying different topics daily now for the past five months. I've passed five different exams, netting me four separate certifications. I have five more exams (netting me another three certifications) still in the pipeline. I already purchased my study materials and books for those exams so I might as well finish. I hope to again have them all done in the next five months.

    It's not an affliction though, I promise you that. Be proud you're one of few who actually care about their career. Being self motivated is a pretty big thing in this day and age. Keep up the good work!
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    Well, i started in the networking field about 1,5 years ago, and next week i will take my last CCNP exam, and still planning to go for DA/DP path...
    I would say i'm addicted to studying too .-.
    This **** is so pleasant, man...
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    Nice topic, well don't know if I'm addicted to study. I like to learn new things on a daily basis. A good way to do it, is to read. I'm often told that leaders are readers.

    I passed CISSP which was tricky because in a difficult period of my life, switching companies, end of the year, moving cities, not a lot time to study.. but well I did it first try. Believe me, when I arrived at the cert center and got the exam booklet... I was asking myself ... does it worth... Well sure it does.

    Last year I passed CISM, hopefully nail CISA (we'll know it in the 2 next weeks!)

    My view is that world and our society + business is moving fast. Studying, getting certs give you challenges, objectives that you can achieve (or not). You can fail, of course. But who has never failed. Failing get you stronger. One certitude is that if you are going always forward when people are in standby.... you'll always be above them.

    My 2 cents, I always say : If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.
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    I become addicted to certs when I started out getting about 4 or 5 of them. Then I went looking for my first job and no one wants to hire someone without experience. Net+ was my first and I still have my little red book that I studied diligently from to earn it.
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