I’ll keep this short. If you’re like most of us who work 40 hours per week, have families, and other priorities, you know that time is precious. Now, we’ve all been reading the same material from industry experts on how to get a job in the tech industry. This material constantly expands on the same things such as keep an active blog, some recommend building certain projects, others recommend going to meetups and connecting with other developers. From all of this, I think we’re missing the two most important aspects which are managing your time and becoming an expert.
I spent this week thinking about what to blog about and how long it would take me to research and write this blog on Saturday. In this thought process, introspection led me to consider how much time I spend doing my best to write quality content when my focus is on web development. See, in life, priorities rule our every decision. One of my priorities involves taking care of the people around me and the only way I can do that is to become an expert. Life is stressful and it will constantly give you more than you can handle. But thankfully with focus and a single-minded pursuit of a goal you can transcend at least the most menial of these stresses. So like I said I’ll keep this short, I have to utilize my Saturday for becoming an expert at my craft. That’s what will ultimately supply the opportunities I’m looking forward to grasping. Blogging will have to take a backseat. So my message to everyone is simply this, stay hungry and opportunity will come but you have to keep knocking on the door. And by knocking I mean studying.