It's Not as Hard as You Think
Throughout the chapters ahead, you'll see that making it big isn't the impossible elusive dream that some people think it is. Making it big requires a moderately consistent effort and the careful and strategic use of time to focus your energy and talents in meaningful ways. Yes, it's true that most successful people in software tend to work longer hours than career journeymen, but you don't need to be a workaholic to get to the top. Working smart is always more important than working hard. In fact, although the most successful people work hard, long hours, their career success is gated more by what they do than by how much of it. The chapters ahead tell the tale.