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Discussion on: What if you could change one thing about your career

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Vitor Paladini

I'd focus on truly understanding how stuff works before implementing them.

I started working in my late teens but most of that work was pasting jQuery stuff without properly knowing how JavaScript worked. I'd just be happy that a hover or .show() worked and moved to the next task at hand.

That got me paid but I only started making real progress in my career when I started learning the basics and actually paying attention to what I was adding to the codebase.

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Alexandru-Dan Pop Author

Thanks for sharing Vitor! Yeah, I was also caught in this trap sometimes of just trying to get things done, instead of trying to also get a deep understanding of how things work.

I think people that enjoy being productive sometimes suffer from this.