Through each of our travels, there will be times where we question if the journey is worth it. Do we need the long nights and hours away from family members or sacrificing certain activities we love to do and focusing on creating or operating our own business, which, as we’ve all experienced, is a substantial amount of time and dedication?
Every one of us can be excused for having moments of doubt, as doubt is normal. As we can’t expect everything to go as planned 100% of the time, it is also customary to accept that we will fail in tandem with our achievements. But here’s the thing: it’s all in the way you look at them.
In an earlier post, I wrote that the industry of technology is binary. It’s one or zero either you’re alive or dead. You may have interpreted this as a black and white perspective. What do you think about all the gray shades?
However, in the world of computers, zero isn’t an unfortunate thing. It’s a data point since even a zero can mean something. Computers, at their heart, reduce all they do to a set of questions that are yes/no, however for them, it’s not an answer at all, and it’s either an integer or a number.
There are three possible outcomes in any formula or computer program: either a one, a zero, or null.
Null is the outcome if you feed something that isn’t valid. It must be answered with either one or zero that is equally valid and positive results. Therefore we can eliminate all other possibilities.
In the grander plan of our lives, the question that comes up is whether my experience was “all for nought” -well, regardless of whether the answer is or no, it’s more about the experience to be like? The final result is actually in both cases. Even computers know that.