in reply to Reflections on Skills of the Skillful

I agree to all the above posts in the point 'experience/practice', learning in some form has to be there till you die, but practice is very important otherwise as OP mentioned it will get 'totally evaporated', I did simple things after my initial learning of perl, I wrote lots of perl scripts which helped me to manage my routine work at the bash(shell-*nix) prompt, after some amount of practice, accidentally some search in google about a problem in perl script has brought me here to this perlmonks site, after that it is never looking back. Everyday I am seeing(learning) problems & solutions which I wouldn't see at all if I would have been in my nutshell. I learn more; than I actually was able to contribute here, that is the beauty of this site
You are in the right place now.
Utilize it to the fullest possible extent.
Happy perl learning; Cheers :)

-- 'I' am not the body, 'I' am the 'soul', which has no beginning or no end, no attachment or no aversion, nothing to attain or lose.
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Re^2: Reflections on Skills of the Skillful
by biohisham (Priest) on Jun 30, 2009 at 11:48 UTC
    I agree on all of the above, let me begin by saying that I did not think my little meditation would actually get me such supportive replies, I really used to wonder a lot and even wander around a lot sometimes not knowing where to head next. I Keep Forgetting some of the things I learn , not until somebody points it out in a reply to a code i seek advice for, that is when I remember and sort of bang my head with my hand "Oh I knew this!!!, I passed it across in this book, man!!!!" so this is the learning curve process for it, forget it, get reminded of it, remember it for a long time to come.....Practice makes perfect, I am a bit of a chainsaw-style hacker so far, disciplining myself on using srtictures and warnings and scoping variables, Everyday I spend hours in Perl Monks trying to look for someone I could advice in Seekers of Perl Wisdom, I wanna teach and learn, and everybody, it is just passionate I am that all of us are here in this refuge exchanging and supporting each other. The Monastery, the SOPW, The Meditation..etc everything about this site makes me feel home. Thanks to Everybody and With all of Us around we won't lose the way!!!
      It gets easier if you keep notes and check them before asking/answering questions. You'll be amazed how many times you answered the same question (or wondered how to do something), and eventually you'll stop typing it from scratch every time :)