Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Red Gate Software Ltd.
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 
        
Home       Members    Calendar    Who's On


Add to briefcase 12»»

Never Stop Learning Expand / Collapse
Author
Message
Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:05 AM


Old Hand

Old HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld HandOld Hand

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:49 PM
Points: 389, Visits: 1,042
Comments posted to this topic are about the item Never Stop Learning

Andy Leonard
CSO, Linchpin People
Follow me on Twitter: @AndyLeonard
Post #1585392
Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:08 AM


SSCertifiable

SSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiable

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Today @ 1:35 AM
Points: 5,351, Visits: 3,046
Continuous learning is essential. People should not be discouraged if their level of effort or amount of time given to it is not as much as others. Everyone has to find the right balance for their own particular circumstances. That balance will change over time as one's life changes.

Do what you can, when you can.
No more. No less.


Gaz

-- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!
Post #1585412
Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:33 AM
SSCarpal Tunnel

SSCarpal TunnelSSCarpal TunnelSSCarpal TunnelSSCarpal TunnelSSCarpal TunnelSSCarpal TunnelSSCarpal TunnelSSCarpal TunnelSSCarpal Tunnel

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 PM
Points: 4,196, Visits: 3,235
I couldn't agree more. Continuous learning is a part of SQL Server because there's always something more to learn or get better with. There's always going to be another feature or version to play with, something to tune or another technique to try. It's all about learning and it never ends. Besides, how boring would life be if you didn't get to learn something new?


Tally Tables - Performance Personified
String Splitting with True Performance
Best practices on how to ask questions
Post #1585486
Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:55 AM
Forum Newbie

Forum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum Newbie

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Monday, June 30, 2014 10:10 AM
Points: 1, Visits: 8
This is the first time I respond to a SQLCentral.com blog. If we choose our passion and spend time appropriately. We will flourish in it. If we live life with a sense of purpose in any area such as faith, work, family, then we would not have a lot of time to watch much TV. Reading SQL ServerCentral.com is a fun thing I do although I am not working with SQLServer anymore. Lots of good tips and up-to-date technolnogyfor the data geeks! Thanks.
Post #1585520
Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:15 PM


SSC Veteran

SSC VeteranSSC VeteranSSC VeteranSSC VeteranSSC VeteranSSC VeteranSSC VeteranSSC Veteran

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Friday, August 29, 2014 8:53 AM
Points: 271, Visits: 1,313
Gary Varga (6/24/2014)
Continuous learning is essential. People should not be discouraged if their level of effort or amount of time given to it is not as much as others. Everyone has to find the right balance for their own particular circumstances. That balance will change over time as one's life changes.

Do what you can, when you can.
No more. No less.


I'll second this. Very well said.


Leonard
Madison, WI
Post #1585644
Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:36 PM
Ten Centuries

Ten CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen Centuries

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Friday, August 29, 2014 1:34 PM
Points: 1,272, Visits: 582
Some people are just motivated to do a good job and others need motivation. An interesting article was on MSN kind of related to this, but in the opposite direction http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post--this-company-pays-workers-up-to-dollar25000-to-quit
Post #1585653
Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:44 PM
SSC-Addicted

SSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-Addicted

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:15 PM
Points: 404, Visits: 1,002
I agree this is critical to IT success. Just need to remember that the body is as critical as the mind and it needs exercise too!
Post #1585679
Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:23 PM
SSC-Enthusiastic

SSC-EnthusiasticSSC-EnthusiasticSSC-EnthusiasticSSC-EnthusiasticSSC-EnthusiasticSSC-EnthusiasticSSC-EnthusiasticSSC-Enthusiastic

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Friday, August 29, 2014 8:54 AM
Points: 177, Visits: 344
When ever I am working with a new project at a new client, I always make an effort to know who are the staff that like to 'play' with the latest technologies. And they are the ones I usually end up working with as a new deliverable is rolled out. curiosity is great, keep learning

The more you are prepared, the less you need it.
Post #1586083
Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:43 PM


SSCertifiable

SSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiable

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:18 PM
Points: 6,250, Visits: 7,409
I believe my current signature speaks for my opinion on this article. If you come later and I've changed it, I agree, thoroughly.

Good editorial Andy.



- Craig Farrell

Never stop learning, even if it hurts. Ego bruises are practically mandatory as you learn unless you've never risked enough to make a mistake.

For better assistance in answering your questions | Forum Netiquette
For index/tuning help, follow these directions. |Tally Tables

Twitter: @AnyWayDBA
Post #1586090
Posted Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:19 PM


SSC-Insane

SSC-InsaneSSC-InsaneSSC-InsaneSSC-InsaneSSC-InsaneSSC-InsaneSSC-InsaneSSC-InsaneSSC-InsaneSSC-InsaneSSC-Insane

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Friday, August 29, 2014 1:51 PM
Points: 21,644, Visits: 15,317

My point? Most people watch a lot more television than six hours per week. What do I do with that time instead? I read books and blogs. I "tinker" with SSIS and SQL Server and software development. I study our craft and trends and tools.

I promise I am not obsessed. I spend time with my family and engaged in activites that I deem important: farming, hobbies, faith. But continuous education has defined my career and the careers of every person (inside or outside of IT) I consider successful.


Good points. I think you are obsessed.

I agree that continuous learning is important. I like to also caution that there is a balance to be struck. If learning feels too much like the job - then it is time to back off and regain some balance.

It needs to be enjoyable.




Jason AKA CirqueDeSQLeil
I have given a name to my pain...
MCM SQL Server


SQL RNNR

Posting Performance Based Questions - Gail Shaw
Posting Data Etiquette - Jeff Moden
Hidden RBAR - Jeff Moden
VLFs and the Tran Log - Kimberly Tripp
Post #1586632
« Prev Topic | Next Topic »

Add to briefcase 12»»

Permissions Expand / Collapse