The Insatiable Hunger Within syndrome - quickcheck

I've spend last few days on some activities that were not necessarily related directly to software development: I was taking part in organizing Technology Architecture workshop (including Call for Papers...

4 years ago

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I've spend last few days on some activities that were not necessarily related directly to software development:

One of the best things about all those things is that I had an opportunity to speak with some interesting people of various experience level. The one thing that has struck me was:

People lower the expectations' bar for their career pretty low very quickly.

Smart guys who have barely left the university have already acknowledged that:

It's a terrible mentality of a bitter old men, who have no belief left in anything.

Let me say my credo then:

What makes me go to work every day is the certainty that:

I call it The Insatiable Hunger Within syndrome - the neverending journey towards continuous levelling-up the awesomeness. You may call it ambition's hypertrophy, obsession or some kind or workaholism, but I'm proud of it. You may accuse me of being brain-washed and just taking part in The Rat Race, but I DO IT FOR MYSELF (& MY GANG), not for my employer (so if an employer becomes an obstacle, good-bye it is).

The MYSELF part is pretty obvious, but what about MY GANG part - am I really that altruistic? To be honest, it's very simple: this is a team game and individuals never succeed here. One can't do anything w/o team - it's the joint effort that can move whole mountains.

Joint effort = joint success (or joint failure).

All of the above should really, really apply to you as well. What could stop you today?

There's no fun in aiming low.

Sebastian Gebski

Published 4 years ago

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