"What you find in life is that the undoable seldom has to be done."
"As you seek new opportunity, keep in mind that the sun does not usually reappear on the horizon where last seen."
"There is always opportunity. Equal fortunes await the doer, the undoer and the redoer."
"A task may be difficult, but you have the advantage over it, for you can redouble your effort, but the task cannot redouble its difficulty."
"There are times when a willingness to change tactic has an advantage over persistency, as with persistent attempts to feed a baby through its ear."
As you check the want ads and see a hundred jobs you're unqualified for, remember that you are looking at a wish list. What you are actually seeing are a hundred needs, each to be eventually met by a more or less "unqualified" person that might as well be you.
As a job applicant, there are two things you must ask of the interviewer. You must ask for a precise description of the result wanted from the job, not the skill set required to do it but the tangible deliverable desired. Then you must ask for the interviewer's attention as you describe the path to that result that begins in the chair you're sitting in, showing how along that path you, yourself, will identify the skills required and acquire them as needed.
-- Robert Brault