Turn your weakness into strength
At the beginning of this year, we had kind of funny situation in a company where
I worked before. We were developing a portal and there needed to be done some
My skill was almost nothing - I knew how to import Jquery to project, write some selectors and do console.log() for debugging.
That was basically all my skill.
I feel that I was at the cross road on this point. I had to think do I finish
Could you imagine, you accept the project in a language you don't know almost
anything and you must get this project ready by the deadline. I had to be really
stupid or confident.
But yea with 5 weeks I managed to ship this project and it did the job that it supposed to do.
Of course, there were no tests.
Of course, the structure wasn't right.
Of course, there were misuses of promises and callback, but it worked.
When I think back on this situation and someone asks me, do you wanna do this again and how much time it would take you now?
I would answer yes I wanna do this again and the time would be same. Only this time I would ship better code with better architecture and with tests.
So you may ask, Aaron what's the point of this story? This story got me thinking about how I managed to take one of my weakness and turn it into one of my strongest skills. I think anyone can do this if they just want to. It doesn't have to be a programming language, think about anything. Think what is the one thing that you could learn so that it would make your life easier and start working on it.