[BAWD #14] Why Being Wrong is Good for You 🙃

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week?! Btw, here’s a friendly reminder it’s totally okay to make mistakes or be wrong. 💙

As we grow older, there is a tendency to subconsciously embrace the “fear of being wrong” or “fear of admitting a wrong.” We sometimes can’t deal with the fact that we committed that stupid, awkward, foolish, and unpleasant act. However, there is a need for you to agree with yourself that you actually did commit that act. Accept that every mistake you make is a product of YOU, and it’s totally fine to make those unpleasant mistakes, so own up your mistakes, apologize, learn from your mistakes and become a better individual.

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Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Commerce Layer just published some high-level exploration of the main aspects of modern commerce guides to help you understand the real value Commerce Layer can add to your business.

  2. I'm creating a curated list of resources about using the JAMstack. Do check it out and contribute too.

  3. You can now sponsor freeCodeCamp on GitHub! Please support Quincy and his amazing team to keep creating code learning resources for millions of people worldwide.

  4. Here’s an interesting story of two investors, neither of whom knew each other but whose paths crossed interestingly.

  5. For most students, real-world developer tools can be cost-prohibitive. Check out the GitHub Student Developer Pack, which gives students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing.

  6. How well do you know JavaScript? Check out this video by James Q Quick to learn about 5 JavaScript Concepts You Must Know.

  7. Do you know you can free a lot of storage space on your computer by deleting unused node_modules packages? Run the command npx npkill to list node_modules directories in your computer and the space, they take up.

  8. Are you interested in learning more about cloud engineering? Obinna hosts live streams to explain core cloud concepts like IAM, EC2, Google Kubernetes Engine, S3, Route 53, etc. You can watch his past streams here.

  9. Want to level up your VSCode skills with Vim? Check out the Vim for VSCode course by Joe Privite.

  10. Are you struggling and thinking of giving up? Check out this article by James Clear, where he shared some thoughts about what to do when you feel like giving up.


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  3. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko.

  4. Hudson Taylor: Gospel Pioneer to China by Vance Christie.

  5. A Common‑Sense Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms by Jay Wengrow.


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Quote of the day 💙

“If we try hard to avoid mistakes, we aren't open to getting the information we need in order to do better” —Dr. Robert A. Kenedy


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