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

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Chapter 47. The value of hard work and why you keep avoiding it

This chapter is near and dear to my heart. I feel like there was a huge turning point in my career—and my life—when I finally embraced the idea that hard work was necessary for success and not something to be avoided.

Everyone is always looking for a shortcut in life—some way to get out of doing the hard work required to succeed—myself included. We all want to find some way that we can enjoy the results of hard work without actually having to do it. I’d like to have this book be magically finished without me having to do the hard work of sitting down to write it.

The reality of the situation, though, is that everything that’s worthwhile comes as a result of hard work. In life, ...

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