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Psychology is a thing, and I'm subject to it #12

ashfurrow opened this Issue Nov 19, 2018 · 0 comments


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commented Nov 19, 2018

Today, without really expecting it, I got named as Artsy's Front End iOS Practice lead. That's great! I'm really excited to take on the role. But that's the weird thing: suddenly, and with only really a title change, I have all these new ideas about how to make Artsy's iOS software effective and great and stuff. There was nothing stopping me from this before, but now that I'm specifically the person responsible for it, I'm ideating. I'm motivated in a new way. I'm excited about possibilities.

Stepping back, this reminds me of my goal of not asking for permissions as much (to increase my impact, as sometimes there is simply no one to give permission to do important work). So far, I have been approaching this goal all wrong. See, I've just been continuing to do what I normally would have done, and just not asked for the permissions I normally asked for (minor stuff, like updating a license's copyright date on master instead of in a PR). Instead, what I need to do is get into a more proactive mindset, where I look for things outside the scope of what's permission-able. Working outside the bounds of the current Artsy structure, so as to improve that structure. (I hope that makes sense, I just finished reading The Dark Forrest so my mind's seeing systems everywhere).

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