Musings on 2009
– Work –
Life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans. I got sidetracked by struggling to make a business. But don’t regret it for even a moment. Learned a lot about the real world. Changed from being a meek guy who liked to hide behind email to someone who has now learned to “work the room.”
Reinforced, the hard way, that “you’re not here to write code; you’re here to ship products.” — JWZ
Ironically, after a startup experience, I think I will be a far more cooperative person in a corporate environment, because now I realize the problems and hardships faced in each role in a company.
Realizing that it all boils down to psychology. Understand the other person’s psychology and only then you can navigate through life.
My new law: “Never ever assume that people have made their decisions rationally.”. People take decisions for all sorts of reasons, just don’t assume that the reason was rationale.
Realizing that self-confidence comes from within. Everybody has their own talents. So what if I can’t code like geniuses? When I work with intensity, I can get the job done. Good enough, I think.
– Life –
You don’t make decisions, decisions make you.
What matters to me is force and family.
(Drawing by Jessica Hagy)
Realizing how often you lose friends that you care about. Good friendships last ~2 years only.
Don’t worry about the future.
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective
as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.
The real troubles in your life
are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind,
the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.
— Baz Luhrmann
As humans, we will always be in the pursuit of something.
At the end of the day, all we want is to be missed and to know that we have made a difference.