Posted on Nov 10th, 2007 | 2,273 comments
Accomplished perfectionism is the fusion of two separate genes: those that empower a person to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible, and those that compels him or her to do their best possible job on these things.
To illustrate, take a look at the following phrases which are more likely to be said or thought by a carrier of each of these two genes:
Posted on Oct 27th, 2007 | 12,396 comments
Are you a perfectionist? You know, are you the type of person who seeks completeness and flawlessness in every project and every single task you do? Do you obsess about the smallest of details, often times to the point of exhaustion? And does that lead you often to miss important deadlines, because "good" is simply just not "good enough", at least for you?0
Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 | 425 comments
To be an accomplished person, you have to see each and every task you do for a project in light of the expected project outcome. If it should contribute significantly to what you're trying to accomplish, then go for it. Otherwise, skip it altogether or replace it with something more likely to get you there faster. Never go through the motions of accomplishing your project by performing needless or marginally significant tasks. Always crave to reach the finish line, or at least before that turtle does :)
Posted on Sep 14th, 2007 | 26 comments
Despite my doubts and anxiety about the exam, I proved once again that I’m up for anything I set my mind to: I have successfully passed the Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) exam yesterday!
I waited till today to write about it because it took a little while to sink in. I mean, it’s over! The ambitious plan that started early this year with my attempt to get into the field of...
Posted on Apr 29th, 2007 | 264 comments
Believe it or not, there came a period when I kept thinking "the web sucks, there’s nothing to do, nothing to read, nothing to watch!". I would launch the browser, and stare for a while in the blank white canvas, thinking: "so now what?". I had no good use of the web except for emails and chatting.
That was between 2004 and early 2006. Sometime mid 2006, I...
Posted on Apr 28th, 2007 | 298 comments
Four months in the making, the curtains are finally drawn on my first ever public speech which was, by all measures, a big success!
Posted on Feb 19th, 2007 | 265 comments
This is a question that has boggled me for a while, I’d say ever since graduation. My belief is that we’ve all been there: you’re going into real life, everybody is telling you what you should and should not focus on in terms of skills and knowledge. Amidst all these contradicting suggestions, and in fear that one skill won’t get you hired, you start piling up skills in...
Posted on Feb 18th, 2007 | 386 comments
I'm super excited today to announce that I'll be giving my first public presentation ever on a topic I'm super interested in!
Posted on Feb 13th, 2007 | 302 comments
It goes without exaggeration that once you try ENSO and get a good grip of it, you'll learn to appreciate it so much that it would feel awkward if you have to do the simple things it lets you do without it. For me, I was addicted from day one and now consider it an essential part of my productive computing arsenal.
Posted on Feb 9th, 2007 | 293 comments
Let’s think for a moment about the ways in which we interact with our computers in our present time. Without a doubt, the most dominating input devices are the mouse and the keyboard, right? People primarily rely on these input mechanisms as formal means to issue commands and type text. However, people vary according to their preference: geeks and IT professionals rely more heavily on the...