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The success story of mistakes

oliverfeher
Software Engineer || FlatIron Software Engineering student | Curiosity & Love of Learning | Passion for Development | Strong Communication Skills | The Ability to Self-Manage
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I spend over 10 hours on a weekly basis listening to podcasts, reading articles, browsing different platforms for technical and career topics that are related to any field of IT.

The main titles for career articles are: "How I went from Janitor to DevOps", "Schoolteacher to JS Developer", "Zero to Hero in 6 months". I love these readings because it gives the reader encouragement, that it is possible to change your life, learn, practice and land a job in the IT industry.

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These articles are very supportive, although I believe that we learn much more from our mistakes and other's mistakes. While these stories give you the end product of a journey, I think the journey full of obstacles, setbacks, mistakes provides more supplemental information for individuals.

People can relate to these failures and obstacles more because they most likely run into them as well throughout their journey. Reading about them, and learning about how others overcame them, gives motivation and guidance, that it is possible to push through. It gives them relief when they see that they are not the only ones who have to deal with these barriers.

"It is good to learn from your mistakes. It is better to learn from the other's."

After reading this article, kindly share your thoughts and ideas, how you overcame the setbacks and the obstacles you had in your career. Mention the biggest mistake you made, and what would you do differently if you had a chance to go back.

In my estimation, the diverse stories/ideas that this community offers will help to forge an ultimate kit, that helps people to stay driven and to remain on the path of being successful.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Oliver

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miku86

Hey Oliver,

my biggest mistake was to wait until the end of my 20s to become a developer, because I was afraid to change directions.

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