The Second-Best Time

I recently returned from the PASS Summit 2017 where I had an awesome time hanging out with members of the SQL Server Community, learning, and presenting. Attending a conference inspires a bunch of ideas. If you’re like me,  you might kick yourself and think, “Why didn’t I think of that sooner?!”

If I had a time machine, I’d go back and share some thoughts with Younger Andy (lots of thoughts!). Alas, I don’t have a time machine. But I’ve learned this advice from others and I find it to be true:

The best time to do something may have been years ago. The second-best time is right now.

My Advice

I follow a two-step process:

  1. Take notes at conferences. Email yourself or write stuff down. Whatever works for you.
  2. Complete those items when you return home.

That’s it. When you realize something needs to be done, record it for posterity. Then do it. Get it done. Ship. Results, not excuses.

A question to consider: What are you doing, right now?


Andy Leonard

Christian, husband, dad, grandpa, Data Philosopher, Data Engineer, Azure Data Factory, SSIS, and Biml guy. I was cloud before cloud was cool. :{>


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