"There's someone in my head but it's not me" - the immortal lines by Roger Waters have mesmerised Pink Floyd fans for more than three decades.
'The Dark Side of the Moon' lyrics, though clearly about mental illness and anxiety, prompt a much wider discussion that affects so many of us today.
We all have dreams and ambitions - interests we'd like to pursue, and goals we'd like to achieve. But alongside all the positive ideas about what we're going to do with our lives, a little nagging voice inside can hold us back. However modest or lofty our plans, there always seems to be an intangible force playing devil's advocate with our mind.
The young girl who longs to be a web designer; the factory worker who knows he can do more; the soldier who has more technical ability than his commanding officer. What holds these people back is someone in their head telling them they're not worthy. The reality though, is that if they could just break through the lies they've bought into, then anything can be possible.
Where do these mind monsters come from? The answer is: from everywhere we go, and everybody we spend time with. We live in a world where opinions are tossed around freely, disguised as solid facts. Society uses self-image as a management tool to keep us in our place, and we willingly co-operate by being no better than we should be!
As Winston Churchill observed, "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
Educating ourselves correctly, and then applying that knowledge is vital. We desperately need more capable men and women from all walks of life to believe in themselves and be part of the 21st century age of information. Other people's opinions should not determine where we end up in life. The opportunities are there to re-train and start living again, whatever the age of the student. If programming is your passion, don't fall at the first hurdle because someone else programmed doubt into your mind. That someone in your head needs to be you.
Really informative & very positive... They cut out all the nonsense and just gave it to me in plain terms: This is what you're going to get - and this is where you'll end up. That's all I wanted really.
David : UK
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Leroy : UK
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Donna : UK
The advice was good. It wasn't overly complicated, so I wasn't bogged down with words that were unnecessary - and I understood where they were coming from. It was very professional.
Hayley : UK
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Clive : UK
I feel I got good value for money. If you're a practically minded person, the course is perfect. I've also passed your details onto some other people I work with, because they're also interested in that field.
Lee : UK
I'd give the course 10/10. I've already convinced someone else to do one. I just think it's awesome to be quite honest - as long as you're prepared to put the effort in.
Leroy : UK
The advisor was absolutely brilliant. I felt like he was honest... I just can't fault it really.
Shelley : UK
The advisor was very friendly. He came across as very competent with his knowledge of the industry. He gave me a lot of confidence from that point of view.
Tim : UK
The advisor was fantastic I have to say - the way he described everything and helped me to find the right course. Everything he said made sense.