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

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Chapter 70. Facing failure head-on

Fall down seven times, get up eight.

Japanese Proverb

As we approach the end of this book, I want to give you one last piece of advice that I think has the potential to benefit you more than anything else in this book. You could have all the skills in life that should make you successful, but if you lack one important skill, perseverance, it will all be worthless, because at the first sign of trouble, you’ll give up—and we all will face some amount of trouble in our lives.

On the other hand, you could be severely undereducated about your profession and have horrible social skills and financial knowledge, but if you’re incredibly persistent, it’s my belief you’ll eventually find your way.

As a software developer, ...

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