A life skill you must have

I always have a strong feeling about writing and practicing code. I am into core technical field of data but I don't write code. (A great and must-have skill in today's data world).I believe code is data and data is code. There is nothing we can do without properly accessing /manipulating/curating the data and for that, we need to understand, write and demonstrate code.I wish I would have practiced and learned this early on so that I would have become an expert by now.However no matter what I will keep learning and improving myself to become a topnotch professional in data.Regards,Indrajit Singh