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.
Originally posted 2018-07-22 12:30:30.