This is the first blog entry i am posting from my iPhone Device. Just wanted to try out how the blogging app works from a mobile. To have a better blogging experience one should be able to post things easily and also in a quicker manner. However I show you how the ui is looking right now I can't see what I am typing when I hold the phone in a horizontal view. This is the only way to use both my hands to type faster and with less spelling mistakes. Well, I have to say I am disappointed and this would be my first and last post from my phone.
I've been using Coach.me for quite sometime now and all I have to say is I am humbled by it. This application does something to you that money can seldom buy. This application is your personal motivator and guide. I am a trained procrastinator like the millions others out there. I wanted to focus myself and start making a habit - some of the day to day routines which I have only dreamt and failed miserably. I wanted to have something that could keep me going. That is when I landed on this application, thanks to Google!
The best aspect about this application is the social interaction that it provides on people on the same subject. This is not like a random facebook page where people of the same/similar thoughts/practices get together and share youtube/twitter links. This is more than that. Try the app yourself. It is available in both iOs and Android. Also, you do not necessarily have to install it via a smartphone (although that is ideal), you have the browser version too - http://coach.me - BEAT THAT !
I am writing this because I recently deleted (archived) one of the habits - Brushing teeth at night. The reason I deleted it because I no longer need coach.me to motivate me. Its in my blood now, I cannot go to bed without brushing. From the outside, this may seem a simple thing, but I've been struggling to keep this a practice and failed miserably for the past 16 years. I did it religiously and targeted a 100 day streak and successfully completed that!! Thank you very much Tony Stubblebine. You are my rockstar!
I have been an avid stackoverflow user trying to answer a lot of questions which I would have come across during my development tenure. It would be frustrating at times that the answers you give will not be accepted because you gave them few seconds late. Even frustrating at times is that you will not know answer to so many questions asked there on the tag that you've subscribed to. And obviously I would not have been able to answer so many other technology questions, not even the basic ones. I felt i was dumb and way way backwards in the Information Technology space.
But I was not realising what I really was trying to do. I was trying to compare my individual ability to almost everyone else there with varied experiences in vast amount of technologies. Its like feeling guilty because you cannot memorize all the articles from Wikipedia. I mean, no one can ever do that! Not even Einstein!
The lesson I gained during this is that I can't know everything instead of don't know everything. Even attempting towards is dumb. Life is short. Be happy!