What is one thing you would change about yourself, if you could - 5 years ago?


I would
- Stop over-thinking about ideas, pick the best one and execute it..

I have lot more to add but this is the top most I think - What is your top most thing you would change about yourself?


asked Nov 14 '10 at 04:22
Birender Saini
271 points

6 Answers


I've got two things:

  1. Obsessing over the little details. I have a need for perfection. I would spend 50% of my time fixing that last 1% of imperfection. A lot of times good enough is good enough, but I have a hard time accepting that. I've actually ruined things in the process of trying to make them perfect. I've gotten a lot better about this over the last year, but it's still something I struggle with.
  2. Lack of networking (being shy). I used to have a terrible time with social events, and meeting new people. I guess it's my engineering mentality, but thinking about having to talk to people I don't know stresses me out. I've gotten a lot better about this over the years, but this is also something I still struggle with.
answered Dec 16 '10 at 02:48
Zuly Gonzalez
9,194 points
  • +1 I wish I could get my partner to stop obsessing over making everything perfect and consistent. His need for this has pushed back releases for months. – Tim J 13 years ago


Start meeting people in my industry and the local community as I am doing now. Basically, getting out of my "developer cave" and meet potential clients, partners, etc...

answered Dec 16 '10 at 02:20
4,815 points


Stop playing games, learn English, and start a company. Don't let being 12 hold you down!

Ps: Maybe this is more of a programmers question?

answered Nov 16 '10 at 00:16
28 points


Start the business at the right location.
Start each year with a strategic plan.
Work on making your solution easy to buy.

answered Dec 16 '10 at 01:30
Paroon Chadha
61 points


I would have invested in Priceline.

answered Dec 16 '10 at 02:49
1,383 points



  • Take on less consulting clients
  • Focus more intently on product development / recurring sales


  • Start using Ruby on Rails in 2005 versus 2010 :[
answered Dec 16 '10 at 13:56
Ryan Doom
5,472 points

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