The latest episode of Software Engineering Radio features an interview with Linda Rising. I was outright impressed with her interest in learning science in her age.
I always tend to point out myself when I do or don’t do something. It feels really great to self congratulate but it also feels equally shitty to be at the end of shaming when you screw up. Linda’s perspective that the success comes from practicing but not some inherent quality that I possess lifted a whole lot of pressure from my shoulders.
One’s focus should be on practicing the act and not oneself.