Rejecting Limitations

Its always been difficult to set aside any great amount of time to learn a new programming language. I would tell myself there was so much more I could learn from PHP and I would further justify my lack of commitment by believing PHP was all I really needed to make great web applications.

When I started learning more and more about AJAX and the power behind JavaScript, a client-side scripting language, I began to realize just how much I was limiting myself by concentrating solely on PHP. The acceptance of my limitations hid me from the great power behind other programming languages. (Oddly enough, my sudden interest in classical music followed this recent mental rejection of several personal limitations -- I can't help but wonder if there's a connection.)

Don't accept your limitations, reject them. Treat every limitation like the rung on a ladder -- if you don't pull yourself above each one, you're never going to get anywhere!

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  1. “if you don’t pull yourself above each one, you’re never going to get anywhere”

    I’ll remember that… BUT, I usually try to avoid Ladders, because I tend to be accident prone. That’s why my ladder (step stool) is never more than 3 rungs high. LOL

    I should learn a new language too…… I should just learn A language. 🙁