Which road do I take?

Oct 09 2011

plinkplonk says:

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know’, Alice answered. ‘Then’, said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter’.

A good (non generic) answer to “What should I learn?” (asked by a self educated programmer here) depends on the answer to the question “What (kind of programmer) do you want to be?” Step 1, answer the Cheshire cat! )

2 responses so far

  • Trench Wolfhound says:

    I want to be the kind of programmer that is able to create a program based on ongoing needs. When I see a problem with my computer systems, or see something that I think would be an easier task to accomplish with the right program, I want to be able to write that right program.

    I want to be versatile.

    • ‘What do you want to be?’ begins by dreaming and visualizing your objectives. Writing your goals. Placing them in perspective. Acting upon them one by one. Learning about yourself, and determining your purpose in life. Second, it is making a conscious effort to take what you’ve written and develop it into a plan. Third, focus on what you want to achieve. Fourth, determine to stay on course. When you reach a fork in the road, as we all do, stop to check the road map to make sure your next step is correct. Fifth, be willing to pay the price. Reaching your full potential and desired goals comes by trail and error; to win means crossing the finish line. Otherwise, if you don’t know where you want to go, you can end up anywhere. And ‘anywhere’ may be somewhere you don’t want to be.

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