Sugg — I think we can try and develop a powerful habit to focus on the delights in our memory. Such a perception would help us focus on the delights in the current “struggle”.
The delight should NOT be related to anything “strategic “(mirage) My expectation was invariably way too high in terms of strategic value, leverage and ROTI, therefore underwhelming. These expectations were crushed by job market demand fluctuations.
In terms of engagement … my expectation was slight high.
Against this backdrop, there have been little delights, but stigma/respect (not salary!) was too huge as a factor and has overshadowed those little delights. For a perspective, please look at the spreadsheet “predict next 3-5Y job satisfaction”
I chose a python job at Macq .. engaged for a few months, to my delight.
I chose the c++ job at RTS .. engaged for 6 months, to my delight.
- Reason: interviews — traction in interviews and also in GTD and zbs
- Reason: interviews — socket QQ and linux system QQ .. was in-demand
- Reason: QQ discussions with colleagues .. visible progress
Both job decisions produced good/superior leverage over 3-5Y.
I chose a c# job … engaged for a year and then disengaged, shorter than expected. Leverage was good.
I chose a Quant dev job … engaged for a year and never disengaged. Leverage was underwhelming.
I chose a c++ large scale eq OMS job … engaged for a few months. Leverage is unknown