# oddly, this seems to work
The ultimate factor of whether you will make it as a professional developer is not your IQ or your “talent for code,” but your resilience and grit.
…ase each time you make a decision to go further, to not stop where you are and to not admit defeat. Every day you code is the day you’ve won.
But here’s the thing. I’ve never been one for hobbies. I don’t like activities that don’t pay. I can’t keep on doing something simply for the fun of it.
…rorists left almost no time to mourn or to really feel the pain of what we were seeing and hearing. And I’m guessing that’s the point of the exercise.
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” -Albert Einstein