Seriousely, the keynotes at GOTO are really good this year. Today was by Chad Fowler. It was about, as the title says, how to become accomplished. To me, Chad Fowler is like a motivational speaker for programmers, and he is really really good.
In short, you are going to spend a lot of your life working, so why not do it good, love the process, accomplish some stuff on the way and be successful. Chad Fowler knows how to do that, he has an incredibly life story.
I really cant recap what the talk was about. Just go buy his book. You will not regret it.
If you are in to motivationel stuff, you may know that life is the answer to the question we give our self. Chad Fowler had some question, you should ask yourself. I cant remember them precisely, but here is what I kind of remember
Are You Better Than Yesterday?
-> If not, then just be better
It is “Hell yeah” or no.
-> If it is not hell yeah, then it is no.
Ask Why you are doing what you are doing once a day.
There were some other good take aways, but I can’t remember them now. Just buy the book. But last take away.
Surround yourself with people who are better than yourself