One of the reasons I wanted to join the army and became a paratrooper is that I wasn’t sure that I could do it.
And conversely one of the reasons I haven’t cared about graduating from fancy schools or getting other credentials is that I knew that I could, easily, though it would waste vast amount of time and resources.
Why do something that wastes my time and is easy? What fun is that?
Sometimes getting credentials is unavoidable. I have loads of tech certifications, for instance.
But I’ve always been attracted to those things that I wasn’t sure I could do. Sometimes I fail. Sometimes I don’t.
But I’m just not built to waste time doing things I already know that I can do.