Become allergic to The Churn
> The Churn is losing a day debugging because a transitive dependency changed a function signature. The Churn is spending a week just to get a project you wrote a year ago to even run. The Churn is rewriting your front-end because a shiny new thing came around.
> Many people are blind to The Churn. They waste days, weeks, months of their lives without blinking, or worse, they get a perverse sense of achievement because the thing which was working fine works again.