Matthew Smith on faking it until you make it

Matthew Smith in his interview with the always excellent The Great Discontent:

Then people started asking me to build more things, like customer databases. I would nod in agreement as if to say, “Of course I can do that,” and then I’d get off the phone, crap my pants, and go do research on Google, ask questions on forums, and figure it out in order to deliver a product to a client and make them happy with the results. Done!

This sounds very familiar. Not just for myself but for every designer and developer I've ever known and worked with. Challenge. Learn. Do. Repeat.

I'm looking forward to meeting Matthew and many other great people at Greenville Grok in Greenville, South Carolina later this month.