Do I stand and die or fight my way through the other side?
I turned round and round, switched positions back and forth while the background birds were singing sweet peaceful soothing melodies, doors shuttering in the next room, and a distant amplified males voice speaking in tongues crying out to a higher being he seemed on his daily devotion. Clearly, I had no sleep, this was 4 am quite strange to my normal routines. Well, this should come to a programmer as normal with idea obsessions, a trailing bug fix, beat deadline, adaptation to change.
“Hello, whats your progress with challenge 2?” “What? I am still on one.” I replied. Gideon continued “You are supposed to be working on challenge 2, didn’t you get the document you guys sent during the meeting and how your other colleagues know about it.” During the meeting, we discuss this but why then am I still on challenge one as opposed to two, the truth of the matter is not that challenge was hard but I misconstrued the communication simply because the boot camp had it’s on adjustments and workflow to the official email invite to the boot camp.
“If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame. But, if orders are clear and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers.”
― Sun Tzu
“Either way I have to deliver, I got this.” So Gideon asked me to promptly start working on the next challenge and hand in by 4 pm. This was like 2:40 pm supposed to deliver a day’s work challenge in the next one hour and twenty minutes adrenaline kicked in but had to put in check, own up the project and strategized to wither the storm effectively, later on in my own assessment this was a crazy deadline to meet. I reached out and asked for some time extension which was granted and then pushed on as I leveraged from the team.
This is fun its called the unfamiliar territory, you either die or die trying.
“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
― Roy T. Bennet, The Light in the Heart