My technical stuff can’t be published at the moment, so I’ve decided to write about a few pet theories, to mostly get them out of my head!
I have a big interest in the ability of the brain, both how it works, and its potential. While an idea I have that the contents of the brain, at the quantum level has the secrets of life to it, today’s idea is about how we think.
What I find fascinating is the idea of motivation.
Do we need a good reason to do a good job, or do we do a bad job when we don’t feel our input is appreciated? What is our default approach to quality? Does our approach change depending on outside forces?
“Whether you can, or you can’t, you are right!”
I love this quote because it takes the responsibility for your results and pops them on your shoulders.
However, does it fit into all circumstances?
I had a boss, many moons ago, who wanted me to sell a warranty with an electric product, and put me under a lot of pressure to do so. While I automatically rebelled against this pressure, after a few days, I did take his challenge on board, and tried what he was suggesting. My attitude became that the customer was going to buy from me, and only I could prevent that from happening. It worked.
However, over the years, I lost that drive, and let life direct me. A few months ago, I decided I wasn’t going to do that any more. I used the quotation, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life” as my motivation, and slowly, I worked out what that was going to be.
I love configuring and coding, and its why I’ve tended to work in the infrastructure areas of IT. However, I never felt worthy of the nice big jobs, always having self doubt of my ability. I read about ‘Fake it till you make it’. This is a technique where you act as if you are who you would like to be, and you not only convince yourself, but others of your ability. Many successful people swear that it works. I am now one of them too.
I will have news of my new fantastic role soon. But not until I am ready to tell my current employers.