I love to let Ideas evolve.
To have a puzzle come together in the background after countless hours of trying to piece it together is something that is an experience in and of itself.
When that happens, I can’t help but smile and regain faith in the fact that literally, anything is possible.
With that, I’m kind of waiting to be blessed with that very same experience today.
I have a project that’s due in roughly 3-weeks. This project pertains to Python (the coding language) and trading.
Okay, I’ll stop beating around the bush, I told my professor that I would be able to code an entire trading system and present it to the class for my final project.
I’m currently having trouble with the smallest piece of it though.
I honestly am getting kind of worried. You’re probably wondering why I decided that it was a good idea to do this.
I have a grasp on the meaning behind the symbols in coding, but I haven’t “spoken” it long enough to actually do much with it.
My reasoning behind placing myself in a spot such as the one that I’m in is that I know that extraordinary results require dire circumstance.
I knew that I wouldn’t be pushed hard enough to learn code as fast as I have if I hadn’t decided that to put myself in this scenario; I’m more worried now about possibly not having what I told my professor I would have than I have been about anything in the past 5 months.
Obviously, the problem isn’t solved yet, but I can tell you what I’ve learned from this.
I’ve realized that it never hurts to place yourself in a situation such as this; we sometimes need that feeling of being pressed.
What else have I learned?
I’ve realized how important it is to have a contingency plan when you take bets like this. I’m betting a large portion of my grade in that class on my ability to fluently speak Python.
Since the stakes are so high, I should have something that I can fall back on in case it doesn’t work. I luckily thought of something, a loophole in the idea that I presented to my teacher and his response.
I have a backup plan.
I know, I’m directly contradicting a post that I’d written a few months prior to having written this one. The thing about growth is that you’ll sometimes experience things such as this.
So it’s okay.
This applies to so many things.