Introducing Project Pillars

a new way to decide what project to work on next

disclaimer: I do work at Facebook. I do not speak for Facebook. My thoughts herein are my own based on my own interpretation of things so don’t go saying I’m an official spokesperson for anyone other than HAMY. kthxbye This past month, I’ve been thinking about ways to further streamline my creation process such that I better ensure that I’m working on the “right” things. Working hard means nothing if you’re working on the wrong thing. [Read More]

Release notes: July 2019

Read previous release-notes. Last month, I released my reflection for the first half of 2019. In it I detailed my new job and the process of finding it, my project progress (2 of which were released), and my hopes / feelings at my 25-year mark. This month, I’ve put a lot of effort into the thoughts and systems I need to make this half (and hopefully subsequent halves) more satisfying, productive, and good. [Read More]

Thoughts for staying motivated even when you aren't

Motivation is a fickle energy source which is why habits are my preferred form of locomotion. But these energies aren’t mutually exclusive which means low motivation oft leads to low habit execution. This is a collection of thoughts I go over in my head when I notice this phenomenon taking place. Remember that habits are more important than anything else. Doing something is better than nothing and what you do most of the time is better than what you do sometimes. [Read More]

How to stop procrastinating in 5 seconds or less

1. Think about what you’re going to do.
3. Take a deep breath.
4. Think 5…
5. Think 4…
6. Think 3…
7. Think 2…
8. Think 1…