How will you make it if you never even try?

May 24, 2010

Your most limited resource

Filed under: C# — charlieflowers @ 12:58 am

The most limited resource you have is not money, it is time. One Year of your life is a HUGE piece of your life. If life expectancy is around 70, and you don’t really get full control of your life until you’re around 20, then you have 50 years of life that you can direct as you will. One year is a whopping 2% of that. So wasting even a year being stuck in a crappy job or otherwise undesirable situation is a bad bad deal, even if you’re getting paid big money. You need to be doing whatever it is that you really want to be doing, whatever it is that you’re innately wired for and drawn to … and you need to be doing it right now. If not, then you need to be on a road that will get you there, and that road needs to have a realistic chance of getting you there very soon. Because remember, 50 years is the optimistic number. You might only have 5, or 1. Stop chasing the dollar or whatever else leads you astray, and start doing whatever it is you are “meant” to be doing. ASAP.



  1. RE:CQRS Light Bulb Moment, any plans to do a follow up Blog post on how things are going?
    We are just starting a major re-write of an existing app and contemplating adopting CQRS so I would be interested.

    Comment by Charlie Barker — August 26, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    • Yeah, thanks for the nudge. I’ve been thinking about a follow-up. Pretty slammed these days, and it deserves some thought so I can do it justice, but I will try to do that soon.

      Comment by charlieflowers — September 3, 2010 @ 2:35 am

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