How To Become a Better Programmer And Unblock Your Inspiring Ideas

How To Become a Better Programmer And Unblock Your Inspiring Ideas


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A powerful insight of mine about hacking perfectionism, feeling better, more productive and unblocking myself to get things done.

Idea ⇒ Inspiration ⇒ Perfectionism ⇒ Block

For example, you want to create a new web-service, you want to start a blog, youtube channel or write and article. It seems fun and exciting! But then «brain happens», nothing is done and you feel «blocked» or paralysed. Maybe this pattern happens too often and happens within years?

Why so?

Here is mine insight on why this is happening! At least in my case.

Mood represents the momentum. The momentum allows actions to flow. Perfectionism tends to change that mood, kills the momentum and makes doing a struggle.

Let’s unwrap it.

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Mood As An Engine

Once I’ve read a powerful opinion about the science of mood. And an insight I’ve experienced was this:

Mood represents the momentum. Momentum leads to actions.

Momentum is like a wave you can climb and ride. It’s just so easier when it’s fun and joyful. It’s a really nice friend to accompany your actions.

And it clicked for me.

The mood is not only nice to have. The mood is quite a requirement.

You can definitely ignore it and fight through. But it’s totally different strategy.

Perfectionism as a Mood Killer

My experience from a perspective of mood and momentum: perfectionism is their biggest nemesis!

The most common end result of perfectionism is a struggle to act

Recognizing The Tradeoff

It’s extremely hard for me to combine «perfect» and «fun». Fun vs perfect is a tradeoff I have to negotiate about with myself.

Recipe for productivity

  • Recognize the power of mood on actions
  • Protect the mood

Question yourself

  • Should you do stuff if you feel like shit doing it? Is it a path of becoming a better human or beating yourself until you break? Maybe it’s both?
  • How does execution of the idea influence your mood?
  • It is possible to combine having fun and perfectionism?
  • What kills your mood?
  • What about bad mood and momentum?

Let the mood be with you!

Please, consider checking out my website for more insights. You might find it valuable.