Be on top of the problem

Often times we found - as developers - striving to keep up with all the new fuss and buzz technologies. Put that over the day by day delivery deadlines and you will get a negative cocktail from which you sip everyday. So the questions remains: How do you stay on the wave? ... not under the water
And Yes - you can become scared. Or the opposite: Overconfident Neither of these 2 positions seem to be balanced.

You are part of the equation you try to solve

Problem solvers by nature - programmers tend to focus *only* on finding the solution. We forget about ourselves and totally merge with the problems universe. And that is good - and gives results. But what is missing, that if it would be there would make a tremendous difference: not forgetting that we are part of the equation.