Hi, I'm Bryan.

I have no idea what I am doing.

31 May 2021

Progress

The older I get, the more convinced I become that the only way to maintain velocity in knowledge acquisition is to become comfortable with ignorance during the journey.

What I have observed, time and again, is that effective practitioners leveraging complex abstractions understand fundamentals well, but only have a superficial command of the complex abstraction upon which they make their progress. This is actually fantastic; what makes these people effective at accomplishing things is that they have the magical ability to let go, assume their knowledge is finite and be unbothered by this fact. They make progress where people like me stress over the mountain of things that we do not know.