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

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Chapter 48. Any action is better than no action

Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.

Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

I thought I’d end this section by talking about one of the worst killers of productivity: inaction. In your software development career, nothing is more deadly to your productivity than failing to take action. It’s important to make wise decisions and to think things through, but often you don’t have all the information you’d like to have and you have to just go ahead and make a choice—take action.

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