It has been a good couple of years for me. I am extremely thankful and happy for what I have and how far I have come. Sadly the blog hasn’t seen much during this time and hopefully I will work on it better this year. I don’t have a new year resolution to post X number of posts or any such thing. But I do have a framework of what I want to do this year. My one keyword for this year is going to be HABITS. I plan to work on creating a quite a few good habits or get rid of a few bad ones over the entirety of this year. The idea is to focus on one habit every month and stay disciplined to create that habit at the end of the month. Most of these are going to be about small minor wins to be had on a daily basis.
This month I am going to try to Read at least a page of book first thing in the morning, every day of January.
Photo credits teestassi.
Never thought of these things as a habit and one that can be cultivated by practice. You should watch the video to know more.
This post by Matt got me inspired about Automattic 4 years back.
Now, I have the creed in my offer letter. Yes this creed that inspired me to apply to Automattic is now on my offer letter.
I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.
I start as an Happiness Engineer at Automattic tomorrow and I am super excited to be part of the fabulous team. The process of applying and trialing has been an intense, focused, fun filled journey that I will never forget. The creed is what brought me to the company and one that will keep me motivated moving forward.
If you find the creed inspiring and you think you have it in you to make it as an Automattician, you should apply. We are hiring.