I was recently invited to answer a single survey question on LinkedIn. The question was this: How often do you feel inspired by your work? This is a heavy question – much more involved than it seems on the surface…
I’ve been wearing my management hat for many months, with little time to do any actual programming. Since this is our IT department’s slow time of the year, I like to use this time to search for performance improvements (while also putting my programming skills to use before they die from inactivity). One of the… Read More »
Here is a basic rule of life: Our rewards in life will always match our service. This concept has been repeated in different ways over the years: As ye sow, so shall ye reap (God) For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (Sir Isaac Newton) The extent and nature of our service… Read More »
If you don’t know why you’re here, it will be difficult to determine if you are spending your time on the right things. Deciding which tasks are important for you requires knowledge of your mission. If you feel that the most important job in your life is raising your kids to be productive and honest members of society, this should influence what you spend your time doing. Saying that raising your children is your mission, but spending most of your free time watching TV doesn’t mesh. This is where it breaks down for most people. We say one thing, but our actions reflect a different reality.