1. Great inspirational post pinal.
    Always waiting for u r 7 AM post ..
    Thnx for all share

    Also Thanks for sharing John too nice thought !!

  2. Thanks pinal sir.

    Your story was really inspirational.We have to learn so many things from you.

    Thanks Johnson sir for such inspirational story.

  3. Thanks Pinal and John for the great interview.

    The two pieces that stuck out for me were these:

    “My days are usually 14 to 16 hours of work in front of a computer, and my weekends can be similar.” The rest of the article was motivational – but the mere idea of trying to duplicate this kind of effort is completely deflating.

    “At first I didn’t want to listen to him because of my ego…” It is always good to remember to make sure our heads do not get too big to listen to others.


  4. Thanks Pinal Dave Sir,
    it’s vary nice post .i appreciate this post. i m new in sql . it’s vary useful for me .

  5. “Pinal Dave”…. I knew this humble person for 6+ years now and he always amazed me with the skills he has… he always try to achieve next level with the same hard work and efficiency and I think this is one of the quality he has which made him successful.

    @John, thanks for sharing this brilliant journey of Pinal with community

  6. you are always an inspiration for many Pinal. Thanks for sharing your story with all of us.

  7. Pinal Dave. Couldn’t do my job without his blog really. Legend.

  8. Thank you very much Pinal. You are helping to each and every sql developer in the world.

  9. Dharmendra Keshari says:

    Hi Dave,

    The slogan ” there are no accidental DBAs – because we all became DBAs accidentally” which you have written in your lovely and amazing story….. It is 100% part of my life. I give 16 to 17 hrs only DBA part daily and I am leaning daily new thing and so happy about this….

    The leaning desire is so high…just looking for guidance from a mentor like you!!!


  10. Thanks john for the post.

  11. Looks like guest posts are the way forward to drive up traffic John. 50 Comments on this one. That’s more than my blog has got all year :-)

    Nice post though, I liked it.

  12. Tom Strike says:

    Wow, he got me nailed. I’ve got all the books and videos and read all the blogs and Twitter feeds. And I don’t spend enough time studying SQL Server. “They probably have seven or ten books from a variety of authors, read all the blogs, have links to all the videos, but the time and effort they dedicate to actually learning is lacking.”

  13. vinay kumar says:

    I am also a follower of pinal dave from last 3 years. And after read the story of pinal, i started my blog. In starting time, i was confused and don’t know that how to write in a good way. finally i started blogging without wasting of time. Still i am doing mistakes and learning from it. Its improving me day by day. Everyday i try to learn new thing and its give me a joy full smile.

    Thank pinal.

    Vinay Kumar

  14. Thank you John for posting this. Your contribution to community is much appreciated.

  15. Bill Lantz says:

    Thanks for the post. I am definitely an accidental DBA, but trying to learn more, as my focus at work isn’t completely on databases. Just looking to ways to increase my knowledge so I can feel comfortable telling people I’m a DBA.

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