Programming is an interesting profession. You fail dozens or hundreds of times a day, then take a moment to celebrate a little victory. Then you move on to your next failure/success.
“I think the big thing is don’t be afraid to fail. I think in our society today, Instagram, Twitter, it’s a highlight reel. It’s all the good things. And then when you look at it, you think like, wow, when you have a rough day or your life’s not as good as that, like, you’re failing.”
“Failure is a part of life. That’s a part of building character and growing. Without failure, who would you be? I wouldn’t be up here if I hadn’t fallen thousands of times. Made mistakes.”
“We all are human, we all have weaknesses, and I think throughout this, just being able to share that and be transparent. I know when I listen to people speak and they share their weaknesses, I’m listening. Because I can resonate.”
“So I’m not perfect. I’m not Superman. I might be in the NFL, and we might have just won the Super Bowl, but, hey, we still have daily struggles, I still have daily struggles. So that's where my faith comes in, that’s where my family comes in.”
“I think when you look at a struggle in your life, just know that’s just an opportunity for your character to grow. And that’s really just been the message. Simple. If something’s going on in your life and you’re struggling? Embrace it. Because you’re growing.”
~ Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, and Super Bowl champion
I thought “agile” processes would have had a big impact on software project failure rates, but according to Gartner, as of 2012 the failure rates for reasonably large projects is still very high. Image from this Twitter page.
If I can’t tell it’s Monday morning any other way, I always know it as soon as I go to check my email. Whatever they do on Sunday night or Monday morning, it almost always results in down time.
Wow, I just realized that until this morning I hadn't done anything new with Ant in several months. It sure is nice when things just work. :)