Getting good at stuff…

Last night was a fantastic night for UK athletics. I have to admit I felt rather emotional during the medal ceremony for Jessica Ennis…

I really hope the message viewers (especially kids) take away from these events is that to get good at anything you’ve really got to work at it. In these days of instant fame on reality TV shows, it seems the world has forgotten that it takes time and effort to get good at stuff. It’s easy to brush this stuff off by saying, “they’ve got great genetics”, or, “they have natural ability”, but when Mo Farrah talks about doing 125 miles per week in training, you start to understand this isn’t just natural ability…

What’s this got to do with IT and Oracle?

Whether you’re training for an Olympic gold or trying to become the best DBA/developer you can be, you’ve got to put the hours in. You are not going to spend a few weeks cramming for an OCP exam, then suddenly be God’s gift to DBAs. Coding by Google is not going to turn you into God’s gift to developers.

You get good at what you do regularly!

Cheers

Tim…

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