Programming and Me
When people say to me: "You're always working." What I think is: no.
No, I'm not always working. You just don't understand because you live a meandering life.
What I am doing is building my future. I'm helping the species. I'm making myself better. I am dedicating myself to a single purpose--and it doesn't feel like 'work' to me. It feels like guilt free play, like complete satisfaction, like where'd the past 11 hours go, like contentment that I'm headed in the right direction. It feels like certainty.
I've spent years thinking and more importantly experimenting about what my life's purpose will be. I figured it out, I decided and now I'm headed towards a destination. The kickoff to that path is web application development. It's a platform, a domain of mastery that can be pivoted into any number of different disciplines.
Of course, I have a specific one in mind.
When I have a little bit of stability then I can determine where to pivot for my next major move. I have 2-3 options in mind.
If like me, you have a purpose, a goal for your one precious, irreplaceable life, I urge you to pursue it with unrelenting dedication. You owe yourself nothing less then being obsessed.
Don't listen to naysayers. Don't listen to people who don't understand what having a higher purpose means. The power of having a single motive that underpins every decision you make. They don't understand, in fact they can't understand unless they have a purpose too.
At the end of the day the only one who can determine what your life means is you. You live it and at the end you die with it.
So, be obsessed with it,