Welcome to my PinkLetter. A short, weekly, technology-agnostic, and pink newsletter where we cultivate timeless skills about web development.
How do you keep yourself motivated to keep up with your habits?
Recently, I came across the idea of slow productivity: making progress in smaller steps and let compounding take care of the rest.
Sometimes, you can’t go all in. Maybe you don’t have the luxury of taking a weekend off to work on your project. Maybe you are learning a skill that doesn’t come with an end date. Or maybe you want to differentiate your portfolio of bets and you don’t want one activity to monopolize your time.
Instead, you could cultivate what matters a tiny bit every day. Several book have been written about developing habits and there’s a good reason: autopilot—when something becomes routine, it’s just strange not doing it.
However, there’s one thing I’m struggling with: stuff becomes boring at some point.
So.. I guess I made you read this wall of text to ask one question: how the hell do you keep habits fun?
So stop worrying about mentors and mentorship and mentoring. Those words psyche people out. They set expectations that are counter to the normal time and mechanics it takes to build a relationship.
The backlash to modern front end development is gaining steam, with good reason: single-page apps have ruined the web. Can we rescue it without going backwards? In this talk, Rich Harris presents a way to do just that.