As one of the most experienced members of the team, part of what I have to do is be on the lookout for the things I’ve seen burn myself or others in the past. And they frequently show up again, no matter how good the team is.
There are always problems. Your job is to see if you can spot them before they hurt someone.
“Now I have a measuring stick,” he said. “I’d rather do something like this and know where I stand coming out of it than do something that’s easy and know I can do it. That doesn’t really tell me anything about myself.”