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What was your win/loss this year? What important lesson did you learn?

mjraadi profile image Mohammadjavad Raadi ・1 min read

2019 is coming to an end and it's time for a new beginning. It was a very good year for me overall, I started blogging, gave a little back to the community, learned lots of new tools and technologies, landed my first fully remote job and visited two countries.
Aside from almost losing my dad and getting cut off from the rest of the world (internet shutdown in Iran), everything else went great.
The important lessons for me were:

  1. Never underestimate the power of your will 💪💪
  2. Remote job is difficult but its advantages outweighs its disadvantages.(at least for me)

I always like to hear stories and learn from others so please share your thoughts. I'd love to hear them.

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My biggest loss: THREE hardware failures within days of each other. That was tough.
My biggest win: After replacing one of the two dead computers, and realizing that my development build plan would no longer work due to lacking the required operating system... I had the foresight to switch tools to something that supports cross-building. Plus, I can produce iOS and Android builds on top of macOS and Windows, which wasn't possible with the prior technology stack. All in all, it's a painful net win!