Monday, April 4, 2011

Read this, for his name is fishmeal

Success and Farming vs Mining
Read this, and if you don't read it, then the tl;dr I got out of it, is quoted below.

This doesn’t work. Your idea sucks. No, I’m not calling you stupid — my idea sucks, too. All ideas suck, because they are just ideas. They’re worth nothing.

My success is because I worked to make the idea real. A lot. All my life. Starting when I was 12, I learned to program, and I’ve programmed every spare moment since. I didn’t become a millionaire until I’d worked at it for eighteen years. There was no genius idea I had. I just kept working, hating what I did before, and working some more to make it better.

I've been thinking about how I should focus, on what I should be doing, who I should be working for, and what I should be learning. It was nice to have a lighthouse in the fog. I know where I'm headed, but the occasional reminder never hurts.

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