DJH 425: do the hard thing?
Do the Hard Things
I've become an anti-procrastinator. I do the hard things as soon as I can.
Because I want to live a life free of that nagging procrastinating feeling!
Plus, I know that usually the hard thing is going to send the most results to my future self.
Be more selfish. Do the hard things first.
The Dopamine Hit You Didn't Know You Wanted
Launching a career in software engineering isn't just some nerdy, left-brain activity. You are finding a creative flow state to solve meaningful problems.
Learn more in our recent post, The Dopamine Hit You Didn't Know You Wanted.
"When I did it and it worked, I literally flipped, almost, through my house. I was running through my house because I had solved the problem that I could not figure out for a long time. That's the things [I watch for with] new programmers - every time there is a lightbulb moment for a student, I can tell they will get there as a developer."
Startup Jobs Are a Great Place to Launch a Career
"Startups" are just fast-growing companies, not necessarily three guys in a garage, hunched over their laptops.
If you dive in to the startup ecosystem, you can set yourself up for awesome opportunities fulfilling meaningful missions.
Learn more in our Guide to Startups!
Quote of the Day
"Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill."
— Christopher Parker
The Career Hackers Revolution
- Career hacking is about the relentless pursuit of discovering and doing what makes you come alive. Here are the core principles in the Career Hackers Manifesto.
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