I don’t want to be a phony!

I’m a phony. Are you?

I graduated from university with a degree in Japanese Studies, Economics and Politics.
And I make a living as … a full time software developer.
So you can be sure that there is some self-doubt going on once in a while.

When in self-doubt, take action.

Csikszentmihalyi’s flow model creates a relationship between skill and challenge.
Whenever the level of challenge exeeds the level of skill, worry, anxiety or arousal are the result.

To a certain extent you can control the level of challenges you’re exposed to. But working on your skills seems to be a much better idea in the long run.

Buying running shoes doesn’t make a you a runner. Only running does. And to become a better runner, you have to do a lot of running and various additional activities that suppport and sustain your running like stretching or core strength exercise.

As I am already a good runner, this is my attempt to be(come) a better developer.
Based on the running analogy, there is only one way to achieve this, reading and writing (about) code.

Every journey starts with a single step. This is mine.

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