Wow, sorry I’ve been so MIA on tumblr, I’ve been dying at work!
It’s about 3 am and I finally finished.
After working at Google for about a year now, I’ve learned it’s that it’s ok to make mistakes (though I’m not sure if this is exactly the “right” lesson to learn).
When I first started at this job, I double/triple checked all my calculations/assumptions to make sure the output was flawless. Still, mistakes happened.
One year later, I find that in basically everything I do, as careful as I can be, there are just too many holes for error, and mistakes WILL happen.
I guess this is true for the rest of life. You can try your best and your hardest to make sure everything goes the way you want it to, but life is just full of uncertainties, and at the end of the day, life rarely turns out the way you had planned.
Regardless, you’d still have to keep going making decisions based on your best guess.
I guess Harry Potter says it best:
Hermione: What? We can’t do that! We’ve got to plan! We’ve got to figure it out!
Harry: Hermione, when have any of our plans ever actually worked? We plan, we get there, all hell breaks loose.