How did you determine which career path to choose in software engineering?

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You don't choose a career path - it chooses you, based on experience.

Life is a dynamic mix of; things you want to do, things you don't want to do, and things you never thought of doing.

Most successful careers are based on embracing the "things you never thought of doing", when they finally present themselves. The trick is never allowing yourself to become antiquated and rooted in a self-defined career path - because eventually there's always a fork in the road, and it will be up to you in making a proactive decision.

Skill sets need to evolve over time, and to do so, you should always be brave enough to accept challenges on a personal and professional level that will test your ability to expand and adapt.

Everything has unpredictable results in any industry, however, experience and adaptability will help you find solutions that you wouldn't have found otherwise. This is not only how great things are created, but also how greater leaders are defined.

"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." ~ George S. Patton

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