Finding Energy and Flow in’s Journey

Aug 22, 2023 by manish

✨ The biggest joy I am deriving currently from working on…

πŸ•Š It is the autonomy and freedom to spend time on my craft – coding and building things the way I want.

⚑️ Yes, getting your product in front of customers asap is important for startups but you can’t ignore things that give you energy!

πŸ‘Œ Not having deadlines to finish something is huge! It gives you so much creative freedom to get something just right. The way you want it.

βœ… Maybe it’s the way you want to organize your code that makes you happy πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»οΈ

βœ… Maybe it’s you spending the whole afternoon crafting a perfect AI prompt so that you get the output you want from the APIs πŸ“

βœ… Maybe it’s you trying out a new framework like LangChain primarily for learning and evaluating if it’s useful πŸ“š

βœ… Maybe it’s you taking a day to refactor the code so that it becomes easy to understand for a new developer. πŸ› οΈ

βš–οΈ There are things that you might be exceptional at but they drain energy and there are things that energize you. You have to strike a balance.

🚣 We have milestones and goals that we are working towards but the ability to hone my craft without any external pressure is what keeps me going every day!

It might be worth taking a pause and think what gives you energy and what drains energy in your day to day.