The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a weekly salary. Fred Wilson, Venture capitalist
You should plan on working 60 hours per week. The first 40 are for your employer. The remaining 20 are for you. During this remaining 20 hours you should be reading, practicing, learning, and otherwise enhancing your career. Bob Martin, Clean Code
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Henry Ford
First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then [you win] they imitate you.
Do your work, your best work, the work that matters to you. For some people, you can say, “hey, it’s not for you.” That’s okay. If you try to delight the undelightable, you’ve made yourself miserable for no reason. Seth Godin
It’s sort of silly to make yourself miserable, but at least you ought to reserve it for times when you have a good reason.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. Martha Graham in Quality Comparison an insanely good article.
Written by Jaime González García , dad, husband, software engineer, ux designer, amateur pixel artist, tinkerer and master of the arcane arts. You can also find him on Twitter jabbering about random stuff.