Stop Talking

When you think about it, it’s obvious. “Of course I should do the work before I talk about something.” What could you possibly have to talk about until you’ve experienced it? Yet, talking before doing is everywhere.

Social media has made talking into a product. So many people think they need to say something online. Hell, that’s what I’m doing right now!

A few weeks ago, I set out to blog every day for 30 days. The point is to force myself to see. If I don’t pay attention to the things around me, I won’t have anything to say on my blog the next morning. Therefore, I need to look for things to talk about.

Hopefully, there is a difference in the way I see the world after this project, and hopefully I don’t just practice talking, rather than doing.

I like to think (and talk) a lot about the way I write code. Unfortunately, I’m starting to notice how little I’m actually doing those things when I sit down to program something.

This should be day 24 of 30. In about a week, it’ll be time to get to work. It’ll be time to stop talking.

 

Jeremiah

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.