The Secret of my Success

The secret of my “success”?
There is no secret.

  • I’m dyslexic.
  • Reading is difficult.
  • And I’m a slow learner.
  • I have an atrocious memory, so I have to write everything down.
  • I have zero natural talent in ANYTHING I do. I’ve had to learn everything the hard way, and for me learning is extremely hard.
  • Imposter syndrome haunts me every single day.
  • In the last 6 months the main lesson I’ve learnt is how rubbish I am as a programmer, and I’ve been reading and writing code for 25 years. Put it another way: I suck at the primary output I’m paid for.
  • I have literally “brute forced” my way to where I am today by working harder than others, listening more, and doing the dirty work, every single day.

I’ve been creating software for 25 years, and I’ve been a “professional” in the industry for just on 20 years.
And every day I feel as inferior – actually, I feel more inferior – as the day I started.

And that’s OK.
Because that’s life.