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Paying Off

The numbers are in and it's pretty evident. Experience plus smart thinking equates to amazing results. When we learn from what we've learned in the past and use that experience to "do the right thing" this time around we solve problems more systematically and with a clear plan of action. It pays to earn as much experience as you can.

And when you've earned the experience (and while earning) we need to learn from the experience. I started C++ programming when I was on my senior year in high school -- now I look back and I see how far I've gone. I also see now where I want to go, and where I'm at, as well as what I need to do to get to where I want to get to.

Now the question is when do I want to get to where I want to go. And now I think I'd like to go set a goal for the end of the year and it makes me want to look at my goals I've set when I was 14 (close to 10 years ago) whether I'm still on track or whether I still want to stick to these goals of mine.

Whether I come up with resolutions that I stick to or not, I'm happy now that "emo mode" is now over and I'm not anymore "bound" by myself from changing and moving on.

So there we go: earning experience pays off. Experience is one of those things you can never get more of without having any, therefore do whatever you can to get as much as you can *earlier*. Of course don't take my word for it, try it for yourself.

CHill!

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