Practice makes perfect
This post was first published in 2012 and updated in 2017
I say this to anyone who will listen to me — web development is all about practice. You do it repeatedly and you’ll be a pro at it. But slowly I’ve come to realize that this is true about everything.
I remember a long time ago I used to be really scared of driving. I’m not anymore. I kinda like driving around now. In the past 4 years I’ve fallen down, been yelled at for accidentally scraping someone’s car, haven’t really been in an accident — but don’t really want to. But the process is important — and I’m a much better driver now because of it.
I can remember this dialogue from Barcamp9 — some one on stage said “Don’t watch porn. Make it.”. This is true at so many levels. I read about successful web based companies everyday when I should be spending my time building successful companies instead. Instead of reading about hiring smart people I should be hiring smart people. Instead of reading about how to be more productive, innovating, automating, etc, etc. I should be doing all those things.
There’s a strike rate to everything. And you’re bound to be successful most of the times in the long run.