10 Lessons from 5 Years of My Software Career

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1. Quality >>> Quantity

Quality matters in long run. No matter how much you do, you will only be recognized by the quality work that you do πŸ™‚

Quantity without quality is like a coal mine.

Quantity with Quality is like a diamond mine. 

2. Hard work is an underrated skill with very less competition.

You will find a lot of people looking for easy success. That route is already very crowded.

Hard work can open the less crowded road to success for you. 

3. Reputation >> Money

Reputation can take you to places that money can’t.

Of course, we need money, and nothing works without it. But once your basic finances are in check, focus on building your reputation. 

4. Health is Wealth

There are no hacks here πŸ™‚

Walk, Move, Exercise, πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ

Diet is the key πŸ™‚ 

5. Build a supportive network of dependable people.

It’s hard to find such people, but if you do find them, make sure you don’t lose them. 

6. Fundamentals >>> Tools, Frameworks, Platforms

Strong Fundamental Knowledge is a ++ for life.

It has compounding returns. 

7. Communities >>> Individual Effort

Embrace the power of all for one and one for all πŸ™‚

Unity is strength. 

8. Choose your Manager >> Choose your Company

In most cases, your manager will play a huge role in shaping your future than the company you are part of.

Work for an awesome manager πŸ™‚ 

9. Doing >> Thinking >> Reading

Practical learning from actually doing stuff will always weigh more than hypothetical thinking or rote reading. 

10. Share your work πŸ™‚

Great ideas never evolve by keeping them to yourself.

Exhibit your work! 

3 thoughts on “10 Lessons from 5 Years of My Software Career”

  1. How do we know about the manager in the interview? What questions we should ask to find what we need? Want to Hera from you.

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