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Top Reasons People Give Up When They Shouldn't

October 1, 2015

We all face challenges, not only in coding, but in life. There are many points I find myself almost giving up. I find myself loosing grip and almost saying “fuck it”, but i don’t. I came across this list and realized, sometimes seeing the reason why people give up can show me how I can overcome giving up. Knowing is half the battle, right?

Top Reasons People Give Up

  1. Expect Fast Results - Nothing in life come easy, today more than ever. Everyone today excepts fast turn arounds. I built a site, now where is my million visitors? Results requires hard work. Hang in long enough to see the results. Life isn’t a video game that can be finished in a day.
  2. Stop Believing in Themselves - I really think this was a top contender for number 1 on this list. I have worked with students and startups that stop believing, at the most critical point. It is easy to believe in the beginning, but as time goes through doubt comes to mind. A lot of people tell you that you are no good. That your idea is wrong. You are caving in and starting to believe them. Write things down, so when you stop believing you will have someone to make you believe.
  3. Get Stuck in the Past - Too many people are caught up in what happened in the past. What is done, is done. Life will move forward and you should too.
  4. Dwell on Mistakes - It might seem similar to number 3, but it is not. The path to success often requires failure (and experimentation). No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. It is what makes us human. Hell, even my calculator is wrong sometimes.
  5. Fear The Future - The marines have a saying: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. The future will come, you need to brace yourself and move forward. Things will work out and soon enough the thing you fear the most will become a thing of the past.
  6. Resist Change - I can probably go on about this forever. This is one I do to myself. Resisting change. Not going with the times. It is hard, but the world today works fast. In order to accomplish your goals and reach success, you have to adapt. We had to adapt to live on this planet, the least you can do is use your smart phone.
  7. Feel the World Owes Them Something - Another common belief this generation has. The World doesn’t owe you a thing. Get over it.
  8. Never Visualize What is Possible - Anything is possible. If one man can build Facebook and enslave the World to it, you can do anything. Visualize what you want, all of what you want. There are no limits to your imagination.
  9. Overwork - Take a brake from things. Life can’t and shouldn’t be all work. You can actually give up because you are overworked. Take a vacation once in a while. Communicate with other people. Get inspired. Then come back to work and finish what you started. It doesn’t have to be a long brake. It could be just an hour. A day trip. Something that will make you miss your work and have you come running back to finish it off.
  10. Assume their Problems are Unique - Guess what? Everyone has problems. 99% of the time, someone else had the same problem as you. No money. Lack of tools. There are allays problem. Problems are meant to be solved. Seek help. There are many online tools and forums that can help you figure out a solution to your problems.

What do you think? Are there other reasons pope give up? Post it in the comments bellow.

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Why Travel Should Top Your To Do List

June 6, 2014

Most people look forward to traveling to new, exciting destinations, but few realize that such adventures can also promote better physical health. Travel may even contribute to a longer life, according to the Global Coalition on Aging.

A poll by the U.S. Travel Association revealed women who vacation every six years or less had a dramatically higher risk of heart attack compared to those who vacationed at least twice a year. The men who participated in the poll and reported not making time to escape their day-to-day life at least once a year were found to have a 20 percent greater risk of early death.

Travel offers nearly endless benefits to the body and the mind

The benefits of travel don’t stop there. The Global Coalition found the majority of travelers experience a significant reduction in stress within just a day or two of their vacation, and 90 percent of travelers generally have a more positive outlook on life.

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Increasing your happiness level

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Tools to make it happen

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Preventing identity theft

One of the downsides to traveling is that your risk of identity theft goes up. Before heading out to your destination, it's recommended that you invest in services to protect against fraud in order to decrease your chances of having that fabulous vacation ruined before it’s even begun. If a thief steals your credit cards or other personal information, like a driver’s license, your identity could be stolen, which can be financially devastating.

When you’re out and about, be sure to take extra precautions to protect your wallet and purse. You should also be cautious with your smartphone. With so much information in one little gadget, it could also give a would-be thief access to personal and financial date in just seconds.

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What we get paid for...

January 13, 2014

As a consultent and a software developer I do get paid often to think, to come up with solutions. Often my solutions are accepted and implemented with some success. Every now and then I get shot down. When I do, this is the only explanation I can come up with:

Getting paid

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Programmer vs. End Users

January 5, 2014

We spend a lot of time talking about end users and how they interact with application you write. I think you will find that this applies:

Programmers vs. users

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Progress Bar Art

December 20, 2013

The past few months have been really strange for me. I am going to attempt (once more) to get back to blogging regularly. A while back we talked about progress bars in Pyhton. I though these might inspire some of you...

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Progress Bars Art

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Software Development Stages, According to Richard

July 19, 2013

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The Only Asian Martial Arts Secret You need...

January 2, 2013

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