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Saturday
Oct122013

Getting Things Done

I've been working on and off for the past couple months and have noticed a pattern.  Getting things done when you don't have all the skills to accomplish these goals is difficult.  I set out to develop a physical therapy application that would track and test hand motion.  By using the large touch interface available on the iPad, for example, I could build an app that would provide various stretches to strength range of motion.  However, I don't know any programming languages, nor have used Xcode.  

I made the decision to pursue psychology during my numerous years in school.  Three psych degrees later, I have limited my abilities to research methodology and technology user research.  If I had changed my mind a little earlier on, I could have had a stronger computer science background, thus providing me with the skills I now desire to get things done.

Moral of the story: it's never too late to learn.  It is, however, too late to be really really good at something you didn't set out to do from earlier on.  I will continue to push myself and grow my breadth of understanding, even if I'm not the best of the best at something I picked up recently. 

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