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Software engineering and personal development

Month: January 2017

How to change the default new line delimiter in Ruby


One of the core pillars of motivation is having the opportunity to use some form of autonomy at the work that you do. Ruby programming language allows you to do just that with a lot of its built-in features. It gives you the ability to override methods of basic built-in classes, methods and also attributes. One such attribute in which we will focus on this article is the ability to change the default new line delimiter. Continue reading

3 pillars of motivation

2 days before his match with the undefeated back then Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas’s mother died.  Douglas was preparing for one of the most difficult challenges that he had until that time of his life and another calamity hit his life. It is obvious that it was a very hard period for him, yet he managed to beat the ‘undisputed’ heavyweight champion of that time Mike Tyson via knockout, because he had a reason. Reason is only one pillar of motivation. The other two are autonomy and mastery.

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Problems are terrible opportunities to waste

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Dr. Peter Diamandis has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. Among many other great achievements, he has written a book which got testimonials from people like Bill Clinton, Eric Schmidt, and Ray Kurzweil. Ray Kurzweil describes the book briefly: “If you read one business book in the twenty-first century, this should be the one.” What makes Peter special is the type of questions he uses to solve the problems and the way he approaches them. Continue reading

Beginners are many, finishers are few

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As I was reading James Clear 2016’s annual review, I came across a very important line that grabbed my attention the most: “Beginners are many. Finishers are few.” It is interesting that among so many other thousand words, these very simple words hooked me and convinced me to write about this principle. Continue reading

Appreciate the things you already have before trying to have new ones

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At each moment of our lives we are in the never-ending pursuit of getting more, whether that is things, skills or experiences, but we usually forget to take a moment and appreciate all the things that we currently have. No matter how much money we get, or how long we live, it is very probable that we will still want more. Continue reading

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