Personal Growth - Again!

posted on 02/20/08 at 11:21:54 pm by Joel Ross

I feel like I've been harping on this lately, but it's something I'm passionate about, so it's on my mind. Apparently I'm not the only one.

In our profession our real value is not the code we write but the problems we solve with it and our ability to adapt and improvise.  If you can't improvise you will eventually be replaced by the software that someone who can improvise has written that will automate what little you previously did.  And I will have no pity for you.  You could have taken some time now to read some blogs, or some books, or go to meetings, or a geek dinner, or join a mailing list, or do SOMETHING outside of your comfort zone that would have helped you grow.

Now is the time to take some action.  Get out of your comfort zone.  You'll thank me later.

I'm not sure I need to add anything here. Scott's done a great job expressing my thoughts.

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