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Positive Attitude

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect it’s successful outcome.”
-William James

As you get older you begin to realize that everyone carries burdens and has faced difficult situations in their life.  I’ve heard it said and come to realize that it’s not about what happens ‘to’ you in your lifetime – it’s about how you handle those obstacles and whether or not you use them as a learning experience, rather than a definition of who you are.  What a waste our mistakes would be, if we learned nothing from them.

Learning the ins and outs of coding a website is a journey of trials and triumphs.  Not everything will come as easy to some, as it will to others, but it’s about learning new things and finding your place – you’re niche.  There’s room out there for everyone, and everybody who enters this field, brings with them a unique set of skills, talents and experiences that help mold them into the designer or developer they will become.  It’s such a blessing to be able to earn a living doing something that fascinates and inspires you.  Being able to ‘create’ something is a gratifying thing and having an outlet to express your creativity (in both design and development) is an opportunity many people in other fields never have.

We live in an age where the sky is the limit and the infinite possibilities that exist with the internet are both overwhelming and empowering.  If you’re new to this field, try not to get discouraged.  You will make mistakes, you will ‘break’ sites, you will come across some bugs you just can’t fix, but just remember.. nobody was born with the ability to create great websites.  We all started in the same place.. diving into code and learning tricks and techniques a little at a time.  So have a positive attitude about your own journey and know that one day you will look back and be amazed at how far you’ve come.


2 responses

  1. Daniel Kline

    This is a great post Natasha. Points were very well said.

    May 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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