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Never Stop Learning


Never Stop Learning

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Andy Leonard
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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.

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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? ;-)


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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.
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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.

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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
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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!
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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

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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.


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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. :-D

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
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