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Chapter 2. Career Building Defined > The Danger of a Tool-Driven Mindset

The Danger of a Tool-Driven Mindset

Knowing that transferable skills can help you quickly advance in any field should reduce the stress associated with such changes. Many professionals I’ve spoken to express a fear that their field of technology will one day be phased out. They worry that the skills they have built and counted on will become obsolete, forcing them to learn new skills and setting their career back to entry level.

There is a sense that this could occur. If a technology professional is locked into a stagnant or dying technology, refusing to learn newer tools, he will find himself in a precarious position. This, however, is due largely to a mindset that I refer to as “the tool-driven mindset.” You can understand it best by looking back at the builder.


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