Cursing the Darkness

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
Chinese proverb

My first OSS was a massive challenge. Some may have found the project daunting. Actually, many of my colleagues did. But it never felt that way to me for some reason.

There were so many things to do that no matter what I worked on, it was getting us incrementally closer to delivery. There was no time to stop and curse the darkness, no time to ponder process or design. I just kept ticking off activities one-by-one, lighting another candle, getting a further sense of achievement no matter how small.

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