2022 is the year I decided to step off the treadmill and live a slow life.It's going good so far. Every year, I take some time to reflect on life and decide what direction I want to go in my life. The ritual includes writing down my priorities and checking how things have changed. Family … Continue reading Getting off the treadmill
Agile development principles in daily life
This is a blog post on how I apply agile development principles in daily life to achieve certain goals. If you are not familiar with Agile development principles, you can read this. However, the knowledge of Agile methodologies is not necessary to understand this blog post. The area we are particularly looking at is Scrum. … Continue reading Agile development principles in daily life
Idea evaluation framework
New ideas are always exciting. We get hands-on and start building too early, only to lose interest later. Here is a list of questions I currently use to reflect on ideas before I build them. Who am I building for? Where can I find them?Do I have easy access to where they are?Can I describe … Continue reading Idea evaluation framework
Why I write: The Feynman Technique for learning
One of the reasons I started writing is to learn more. The Feynman technique was an inspiration for this. The Feynman Technique Richard Feynman was a theoretical Physicist. He won a Nobel prize for his contributions to quantum thermodynamics. In other words, he was a genius. If you have a few minutes, listen to the … Continue reading Why I write: The Feynman Technique for learning
My quest for happiness: Part 2 – Learning
All our lives, we signed up for involuntary learning. Be it schools or colleges. And we ended up hating the process of learning. But once you discover voluntary learning, it can be so much fun.
My quest to find happiness: Part 1
We, humans, are in the never-ending chase for happiness. In this quest, We often mistake the pleasure of happiness.
Practice vs deliberate practice
Something that you hear often is practice makes it perfect. It is only partially true. Mindless repetition is not deliberate practice. Yes, practice will help you do the exact thing you are practicing with perfection. That doesn’t mean that you are improving that skill. Legends are not born with greatness. It is developed over time. … Continue reading Practice vs deliberate practice
Active thinking and decision making
Sometimes when people ask me what I’m doing, I’d say I’m thinking and they would smirk. I have dedicated thinking time every day. It is well worth it. In this post, I’ll talk about how active thinking helps me in making effective decisions and can help you too. There are two types of people. People … Continue reading Active thinking and decision making