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    • Pegeen
      ScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      I loved how this author wrote something about the tech world that I found fascinating! That’s magic in my book.

      • thorgalle
        Scribe
        3 weeks ago

        And this comment made me read it! Interesting indeed :)

    • kellyalysia
      Scout
      2 weeks ago

      I loved this! I applies to so many areas too.

      Even with a task or area of knowledge that might otherwise intrigue or delight you, if you don't study and work at it so much that it becomes mundane if not robotic or automatic (I think of writing for me, but also teaching yoga) you'll never produce the kind of product that appears effortless or as it were--magical!

    • Jessica
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      A reminder that good things take time—which transcends to all aspects of our life.

      I’m not sure if I like the term ‘grind,’ though. Its connotation reminds me of ‘hustle’ and ‘hustle culture’, which can be very dangerous and lead to repeated lack of rest, and ultimately becomes permanent (or elongated) damage to our well-being.

      • DellwoodBarker
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        3 weeks ago

        Jessica, thank you so much for this comment especially the second paragraph. Very wise awareness there about balance between work and rest. Navigating a full work week with plenty of rest definitely takes focus and dedication to routine. Much needed reminder there. In fact, with my new job being five afternoons a week I am already setting intentions for how after some heartier paychecks under belt to get caught up in life finances they will be open to a need to scale back for three, possibly.

        • Jessica
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          3 weeks ago

          Wishing you the best with your new job!

          I highly dislike glamorizing extreme work hours for the ‘passion’ or the ‘humble brag.’ Of course setting boundaries can be challenging, and sometimes extra work must happen to earn a basic living. But I don’t want to fall in the trap of working excessively for the sake of a badge of honor that screams burnout.

          • DellwoodBarker
            Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
            3 weeks ago

            Your words Are Beyond True~True. Also, thanks for the words on the job...I am pretty excited because today I found out our workplace will be expanding to local community delivery in a month which is my forte. Puzzle pieces starting to fall into place with foresight after a chapter of chaos for a bit.

    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this weekTop reader of all time
      3 weeks ago

      The secret sauce to meeting goals:

      being willing to do something so terrifically tedious that it appears to be magic

    • thorgalle
      Scribe
      3 weeks ago

      Really true! And actually, that doesn’t sound entirely boring. After those three weeks he must have gotten a very good grip on the system and how it works (or is supposed to work). Some people also inherently enjoy organizing and tagging things as nauseam... 😁👀

      However, I’m thankful when automation is clearly the winner over grinding. I’m tasked tomorrow to make a report on ~500 products which failed to transfer from one system to another. I could scan error logs manually and copy-paste what I find, but I’m going to write a script to automate that. From past similar experiences I know it’s an easy automation case, and it takes less time than doing it manually. Plus, it can be used again, which will probably be needed! Good reminder here that grinding is a real option when automation benefits are less clear-cut.

    • Florian3 weeks ago

      True and very inspiring

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      4 weeks ago

      Laziness: The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful and document what you wrote so you don’t have to answer so many questions about it.