By John Sonmez November 30, 2013

Get Up And Code 30: What Do You Do When You Screw Up?

Fitting for this holiday, in this episode Iris and I talk about what you should do when you screw up.

I actually came up with the idea for this episode based on my own mini-screw-up in the last few weeks as I've been travelling and eating out a bit more than I should.

Funny woman eating junk food

We all screw up from time to time– and I am no exception. But, one thing that is different about me now than earlier in my life is that when I screw up now I never screw up all that bad, because I quickly get back on track.

It is really difficult to try and never screw up and trying to follow that strategy in life will eventually cause you to fail and fail hard.  It is a much better idea to plan that you will screw up from time to time and when you do have a plan to recover as quickly as possible.

You can't help getting knocked down, but it is up to you to decide how quickly you get up again.

I didn't quite say everything I wanted to say in this podcast, as both Iris and I were a bit out of it due to some recent travel, but I still feel the message is one that many people need to hear.

So, listen below and let me know what you think.

About the author

John Sonmez

John Sonmez is the founder of Simple Programmer and a life coach for software developers. He is the best selling author of the book "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual."