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Identify Where you are Uncomfortable and Lean into it

It took me two months to open a JSON file. I didn’t know anything about them and every time they came up at work I would avoid being involved in the conversation. I had a mental block that came up every time I heard someone say “check the JSON” file. It wasn’t until I accidentally opened one that I realized how simple they were. I can’t believe it took me that long to even try to learn what they were facepalm.

The real lesson here is that avoiding a topic because it makes you uncomfortable can hinder your progression. The sooner you lean into what makes you uncomfortable, the faster you will grow as a software engineer. As they say at Replit: “seek pain”.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

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