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Sep 27, 2019 14:03:48

Desire beats the Map

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Seun Oyebode

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I could have titled this, what programming teaches me daily. But I love the title, it’s catchy. Could easily be a mental hook.

Everyone shivers when faced with a daunting task. Daunting because you literally have no idea how to have your way around it. That’s the story of a programmer. Every. Single. Day.

It’s pretty much the same about life. Remember your first day in High School? You almost felt like you didn’t know how to walk or sit. Moving to a new city. How do I get my way around here? You could argue parenting is peak or near peak. You can never truly prepare for these things.

Hello Desire.  

Often, what cripples us is the seeming lack of a clear map. But the truth is desire beats map any day. For the programmer, the desire to create a thing of beauty makes him to never get tired of googling. His desire makes him get used to being okay with not knowing how to go about it. Most times, his answers come from Google. Some times his answer comes from thin air when he stays with the question long enough.  Your answer might not come from Google. But you can be rest assured that it will come because…

Desire beats having a map.

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    @seunoyebode - This is good Seun. Passion trumps planning makes sense.
    But Desire + a map? That is fantastic no?

    I have had desire with zero planning - reached nowhere.
    I have had tons of planning without passion - exhausting to wake up to.

    But planning for doing something you are passionate about and then executing the plan -Magic!!

    Keni avatar Keni | Sep 27, 2019 21:21:17
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      @keni yeah, you're right. "Desire" doesn't mean an idle wish, maybe I should have spelt that out.

      I think you framed it better.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Sep 28, 2019 13:01:57
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    @seunoyebode your post reminded me of this quote by the author of The Little Prince

    “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

    ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Sep 27, 2019 22:00:00
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      @jasonleow I love this. Good one.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Sep 27, 2019 15:24:35
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