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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 16. Fake it till you make it

In your career as a software developer, you’re bound to come across many situations that you aren’t qualified to handle. We all often find ourselves presented with challenges and obstacles we aren’t prepared for. What you do at those times, though, will be the primary factor in determining your success.

Many people, when faced with adversity, will choose to hightail it and head for the hills. But other people, when faced with the same challenge, will rise up to face it head on. Do all the people who choose to stay and fight have confidence in their ability to succeed and overcome? No, but many of them do have one thing in common, though—they’re able to fake it till they make it.

What it means to fake it ...

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