What is the best advice someone has given you that has helped you in your career?

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One of the best I got was "always keep complaining." If something does not work the way you want it, complain. Complaints are the first step to change, to a better experience, hence a better life. 🤪

I like to generalize it, though. In order to get what you want (high-perf laptop, good team morale, fast feature development, more money,...), be pro-active and take the initiative. Never stick with a standard or state (you don't like). Try for improvement and make your world a happier place.

By the way, the above motto did not only help me in my career, but also my life. I was able to explore many activities, cultures and I got to experience many things. I will do so in the future, too, even though it's exhausting sometimes.