When I first started working on Typesense six years ago, I set myself a simple rule:
I shall write some code everyday before or after work.
That’s it. No deadlines, no quarterly goals, no milestones.
Looking back, I cannot believe how much I’ve been able to ship over the past 6 years by just following this one rule.
This rule has served me well in my career as well. Showing up consistently and putting in the work pays dividends over the long-term that you just can’t see over the short-term. I’m reminded of the two best times to plant a tree: twenty years ago and today.