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Judith

Awesome post! Its hard to decide the top answers, because there are soooo many things I would tell myself that I didn't know when I began programming. Here are some:

  1. Don't sweat the small stuff. You are not the first person to make this mistake (whatever that may be) and you will not be the last.
  2. Do yoga! You'll thank me when you don't get bursitis or backaches. And the more circulation you have the more blood that goes to your brain.
  3. Find a programming path you enjoy and stick with it. Be an expert at one thing at least - and believe in it. Have a reason why you do that particular job.
  4. Take mental breaks
  5. Learn from the best.
  6. Read a lot.
  7. Teach yourself the art of total concentration
  8. Talk to the rubber duck - its the only way to get from point "A" to point "B" without going on tangents that waste time.
  9. There is no shame in not knowing something.
  10. However far your special skills and knowledge take you remember who you are and what it took to get there. Namaste!
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Herb Wolfe

I definitely wish I had done 2 and 3.

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Judith

never too late my friend!

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Ted Hagos Author

I love #1 (liked the book too)

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Judith

me too! also, my grammy once told me "worry is a wasted emotion."