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Gabriela

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    Using failure as fuel to succeed

    In another post I shared how challenging it was for me to opt for a career change after 30. Now I want to talk to you about some important lessons I learned in this journey.

    Since I decided to change my career and study information technology, there were countless times I considered giving up because the challenges seemed too difficult to overcome, or because I saw myself as inferior to the whole group. The first time I had algorithm classes, I remember thinking  ‘I will never learn this!’. It was my desire to stand up from my chair and leave the classroom immediately. But I reminded myself that the reason that brought me to that class was exactly the challenge, and challenges are like that; they take you out of your comfort zone, leave you with butterflies in your stomach and force you to discover new skills and new ways of approaching problems.

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