Over the past year, even though I have been blogging quiet frequently, I have never posted a personal blog about my beliefs. This blog post are about things that I believe in ( none of this is original, these are things that picked up in my experiences and found a great person’s quote to validate my belief).
Technology helps people get better, hence people should not fear it and my job is to help people get better
Ever since human beings walked this planet, we have developed technology to help us get better. The benefits of the many outweigh the few. My purpose on this planet is to help people overcome their fear and get better. This will in turn help me be a better person
Stop over analyzing.. Ideas are nothing, doing something is more valuable.. do something and learn from it… so just do it
There are times when you over analyze things and every possible outlier has disastrous consequences in your head. That is it ! It is in your head. There are so many people who have great ideas but those are only valuable when you have done something with it.
If you are going to fail, fail against something big. That way you can overcome it better
The only way you can tweak what you are doing is by failing fast and there will be many failures before you hit it big. Get insight improve and pivot if you need to… eventually you will overcome the problem not directly but in an another way that you may have not conceived it
Don’t be trapped in other peoples dogma but crave feedback after doing something
Everyone has opinions and everyone will give opinions …. that is the great thing about us humans we like to share our ideas and opinions even when they are unsolicited. But just because someone says something is the way it is for several thousands of years does not mean you have subscribe to that … try it out and yes if you fail now you know the thinking that prevailed in the age old thinking i.e. you have a data point. Remember there was a time people thought that humans were not meant to fly… look at where we are now
Everything is just a job, nobody is going to ask you how your job was when you are on your deathbed
Being a great employee or a business owner is great. But when you are dying, how is that job going to define your existence on this planet ?
Nice people may not come out top, but jerks will never come out on top in the long run
I have personal experience with this… it is always good to be nice to people. People appreciate that. Jerks may win several battles but in the long run they get what they deserve.
There are so many things that can distract you. Focus on one thing and do an awesome job at it and Keep on Learning
People closest to the revenue are the last to get laid off
I have survived my share of layoffs and I can assure you this one comes from experience. People that are critical to help anyone generate revenue or rewards of any kind are the last to let go.
70/30 rule: Be 70% good at what you focus on and be exceptional… be 30% good on the adjacent areas
You need to have an open mind, learn. This 70/30 rule has helped me understand the bigger picture better because being 100% on just one thing … usually does not end well and in most cases not possible
Do what you like and like what you do… life is good
I know this is the life is good quote but I believe in this. Try to do things that you like and life will be good
People are inherently good and trustworthy… circumstances cause them to change their priorities in life
I am not saying that I blindly trust everyone… but I believe everyone comes into this world with same credentials as everyone from a trust and goodness perspective… but circumstances calibrate our environment for us and being exposed to much of a bad thing sometimes messes up our moral compass
These are just few things that I believe in …. appreciate your thoughts and feedback on twitter