Programming is the art of managing complexity. One particularly ineffective technique is filling your skull with hundreds of function signatures until you can no longer communicate verbally with anyone else in the room. Other equally error prone methods are “naming conventions” and “proper documentation”.
…Never ask questions you could have learned on Google. Be curious, listen, and don’t force anything. Think of any first interaction like a first date: ask good questions, listen more than you talk, and don’t ask for a commitment too soon.
Coach others without even being asked to and always look for a way to help out. Learn to think on your own and draw your own opinions out of a situation. Rather than being fed by someone else’s opinion, take control, and make your own decisions.
The principle SEAL taught is what he calls the 40% rule — which essentially means people feel maxed-out mentally and physically, and thus stop, when they are at only 40% of their actual capacity. Going past this 40% capacity is when it becomes uncomfortable. Thus, SEAL’s mantra, “If it doesn’t…