An interesting post from Christopher Baus about getting things done.
Excellence in software development isn't in the talking. Excellence is in the doing.
The one thing you have to realize is that if you want to be truly successful in the software industry there is just no way you can do it 8 hours a day. That's the harsh reality of it, and if you don't like the sound of it, you might want to consider another career. But then you'll realize that the best marketeers, doctors, or musicians aren't doing it 8 hours a day either. Success requires hard work, and my protestant upbringing tells me there is nothing wrong with that.
Amen to that 🙂 I remember practicing my ass off on my saxophone all day, every day when I was first starting out. My room was out the back of the house so I could sort of get away with it but my old man still used to come down and bang on my door to tell me to shut up because it was after midnight 🙂 The heaviest time was some years later, when I was playing a daily 4-hour gig, practicing 5 or 6 hours each day, and jamming around town pretty much every day as well. Yep, it's seriously hard work but if it was easy being good, everyone would be doing it 🙂
It's been worth it, though. Guitarists are dime-a-dozen but the ladies always love a man with a sax... 😉