“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” - Epicurus
I thought it would be appropriate if this week’s quote had a focus on gratitude. It is important to take some time every now and then to reflect on where you are in your journey. While this quote applies to many facets of life, lets stay within the realm of tech.
Think about how much you know right now and how much more you can learn. It is important not to take the knowledge you currently have for granted! You have learned so many concepts, techniques, and more to get to where you are now.
This serves two purposes:
- Taking a moment to recognize what you know helps fight imposters syndrome. The tech world moves very fast so this is very common in our industry. There are things you know now that you were able to learn. This is proof that you are capable of learning that next thing!
- It helps you share your knowledge with others. It can be easy to take what you know for granted. Recognizing the path you took to get here will allow you to better help others along that path!