Mo' Better.

Good Morning – Happy Monday.

Today, i'm introducing the first post of the new format i'm trying out.

For longer pieces, i'll be sharing a "Hint" box here at the top

to give you a heads up of the different topics or areas

the following post encompasses – because all things I do creatively

normally combine 2-3 different things at a time.

Without further ado:

Today's "Hints":

- Technology
- Conceptualization
- Philosophy

It's on my spirit to dial in with you on a specific but general concept

that has low-key been a major determining factor in my life

for the past couple years now –

It's all about making things "better" in life, but

this idea can be described as: "Optimization".

Optimization | op·ti·mi·za·tion
Definition: the action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource.
Example: "companies interested in the optimization of the business"

Without going into details of my own experiences,

i'll say – I believe it's pretty obvious that

this^ is something we all deal and have dealt with.

We all want to:

make it better.

make it easier.

make it smoother.

get it done faster.

etc –

But as I think deeper into the idea of "Optimization"

and look at examples of it –

I realize that this is more of a recurring set of functions or actions

that help you gain the desired result: being "Optimized".

Which is fine, but something to keep in mind is that

each action, thought, feeling, etc – requires more energy from us.

The more you optimize, without learning how to delegate the actions

to be automated - the more energy you expend.

In the midst of this thought exercise,

i've found myself motivated more by

the idea of "Agility":

Agility | a·gil·i·ty
Definition: ability to move quickly and easily, ability to think and understand quickly. 

As a Project Manager in the tech space,

I face the root of this term every day

and i'm beginning to apply it to everything I do –

as it is the framework/methodology that makes the most sense today:

Agile is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and with fewer headaches. Instead of betting everything on a "big bang" launch, an agile team delivers work in small, but consumable, increments. Requirements, plans, and results are evaluated continuously so teams have a natural mechanism for responding to change quickly.

Read Further: Agile - Atlassian

To make it plain.. Being agile requires you to:

  • Understand your starting position (where you are, what you have to do)
  • Understand your responsibilities (why they are needed, how you'll get it done)
  • Be prepared and account for any disturbances/mishaps in initial planning
  • Be willing to change/shift quickly - only if/when necessary

Applying this to our everyday lives,

I believe we'd be better off adopting an Agile mentality

so our energy is expended only when chosen & needed.

yeah, life is hard.

we go through it.

but in reality,

life can only "seemingly" get harder.

perspective is a true "Get Out of Jail Free" card.

Keep growing, keep grinding – but along the way:

Make it easier. Then, figure out how to Take it easier.

Whatever that means for you.

God bless.

~ Dev.