If you don’t understand a problem you’re not allowed to fix it
Let me repeat that: “If you don’t understand a problem you’re not allowed to fix it”
For a lot of my career I was known for my talents in debugging, reading terrible code and understanding it, and fixing bugs. I didn’t have the heavy algorithm and intense math background my coworkers did but I was curious, enjoyed puzzles, and loved to refactor code. (I still deeply enjoy refactoring code). I have new strengths now and I’ve grown a lot, but these were the building blocks of my programming journey.