Are You Here to Accomplish the Impossible?
Are you here, on Earth, to accomplish the things you feel are impossible? Sounds like a pipe dream, doesn’t it? The truth is, we’ve abused the word impossible, especially as developers. What was the last time you evaluated your purpose? What was the last time you looked at the way you spend your time, and knew that you were doing exactly what you wanted to do to accomplish the things you truly want to accomplish?
Most people don’t take enough time considering these things, because they are too busy staying busy. All the while, their life is slipping past, one day at a time.
My name is Jonathan, and I’m here to challenge, inspire, and help you. You can learn more about me here. This is what I look like, in case you see me walking on the street and want to grab lunch.
We Fear Impossible.
What is truly impossible? Very few things. Doing what you might consider impossible might simply take more time, energy, commitment, or money than you’re willing to commit, but that doesn’t make it impossible.
I’m here to help you shift your thinking. I’m here to help you realize how much closer the things that are “out of reach” actually are.
I ask for one thing in return:
That you commit to doing hard things. I’m talking about calculus II final exam level, juggling 10 balls while spinning plates, triathlon/black-belt/all-american running back, climbing Everest hard. This isn’t about shortcutting to make things easy. It’s about shortcutting to make your hard work accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be accomplished.
I’m a software developer, and I’m guessing you might be, too. If you haven’t encountered the word hacker, I feel privileged to welcome you to this century. But hackers have been around for much longer than computers have existed.
The spirit of the hacker is the one that leverages systems to their own ends. Managing effort so that the output per sweat-bead is higher. So that the hours you spend early in the morning have some kind of clear, positive outcome. Hackers create shortcuts not because they are lazy, but because they are smart; they know that shortcuts were actually the correct path the whole time.
If you’re willing to do hard things, and you have the spirit of the hacker, join other developers and visionaries who are learning how to do the impossible things they’ve always dreamed of doing.
It’s that simple.
Note: I will NEVER spam you or sell your email.