Daily Coping 25 Oct 2022

Today’s coping tip is to share a helpful quote, picture, or video with a friend.

I usually enjoy sharing quotes with friends on their birthdays. Those of you who know me on Facebook usually get one.

However, I’m sharing one today that I think is helpful to me, both in my career in technology, in coaching, and in my endeavors:

“What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – Dean Smith

It’s a very DevOps way to view the world, and I like this one.

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.

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4 Responses to Daily Coping 25 Oct 2022

  1. tomwickerath says:

    “What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – Dean Smith

    While it is good to forget bad feelings about a mistake, the incident itself should not be forgotten. Otherwise, you might repeat it or you might not stop someone else from repeating it.

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    • tomwickerath says:

      PS. A database example might be running an UPDATE statement with either a missing or incomplete WHERE clause. Or, forgetting in SSMS that you need to select the ENTIRE SQL statement (or have it be the only SQL statement), instead of just placing your cursor on the SQL statement like we can do using TOAD for Oracle and I suspect works in TOAD for SQL Server as well.

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    • way0utwest says:

      Always a tough problem with tools. I’ve seen the TOAD Oracle people also run the entire script.

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    • way0utwest says:

      Completely agree. Don’t forget about it, but don’t dwell. Learn, and move on.

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