“What we do when things don’t work defines ourselves as engineers.” — Eric Hernandez
Implications: Things never work, get use to it… But how you approach troubleshooting a problem tells everything about the quality of an engineer.
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six of them sharpening my axe.” — Abraham Lincoln
Implications: Take the time to get things ready. I never just throw things together and expect it to work. I diligently create notes and drawings to follow and to keep myself organized.
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.