An autodidact is a self-taught person. They are independent and self-motivated. Entrepreneurs sort of get forced into becoming one to varying levels—but becoming an autodidact is also a way to achieve feelings of fulfillment that make for an interesting life.
Autodidacts are in pursuit of their interests whether that is personal or professional. Whether you are starting new companies or new hobbies, self-education creates self-meaning and is satisfying.
Autodidacts are “do it yourself” advocates and assume responsibility for teaching themselves new things. For anyone who has ever worked in a startup environment, you know it is a good opportunity to go free rein with your skills and abilities. Startups offer a great opportunity to develop yourself in roles that may not otherwise allow the same freedoms.
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