Applying the DRY Principle to your Career

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Have you ever considered leaving a job that you knew was preventing you from being your best?

I am not taking about doing your best work. I am literally talking about your profession being an extension of your soul. I am talking about the deep love that you have for your profession that can at times be a conflict of interests for anything else that competes for your attention.

I have proven to myself that the more I demonstrate my hunger to be my best at whatever I focus my mind on, the more I am rewarded. I have also learned to never ever ask another human being for permission to be successful. I have often encouraged others that regardless of what people may think about them and how people may treat them, absolutely nobody can deny what a person has already accomplished.

As a result, I have left several jobs because I could not depend on their HR department to make me the best engineer I can be. I have always stated that I am a servant of my industry and not a slave to any specific snowflake of a company.

I sincerely believe that continuous practice results in continuous growth. And believe me. I have literally started from the bottom. I was an unemployable 20 year old that believed that college was for smart people and not lower-middle class folks from Cleveland such as myself. That’s until the late Dennis Omlor PhD and George McCormick saw my spark and invested their time in enlightening me to a life that I never knew existed based on my humble environment.

Since then I apply the DRY principle not just to my code, but to my career.

NOTE:

Scott Nimrod is fascinated with Software Craftsmanship.

He loves responding to feedback and encourages people to share his articles.

He can be reached at scott.nimrod @ bizmonger.net

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