He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker. He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day.
“After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job is to not break the chain.”
Once you realize that you’re in the business of serving your users, you’ll see how the rockstar metaphor is all wrong. If anything, like Mark Hemeon says, we’re drug dealers. Dopamine dealers, to be exact. Psychology and behavior principles go a long way to understanding how apps can participate in the brain’s rewards system, but you don’t need to be a neuroscientist to understand the underlying principle: Build products that make people’s lives easier and more fun. Your success boils down to how much your app makes a user’s lips curl—not how badass you feel building it.
Ir pradedi suprasti, kodėl mažyčiame tibetiečių–anglų kalbos žodynėlyje autorius parašė: „Tibetiečių kalboje nėra tiesioginio žodžio „labas“ atitikmens. Artimiausia frazė – „kur eini?“ Čia nėra vietos galantiškumui ir etiketui. Čia reikia tiesiog stengtis išgyventi.
Another year is fast approaching. Go be that starving artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. Be the change you want to see in the world. You’ll thank yourself for it.