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success, people praising you... it goes away

Maulik
An ever-smiling full-stack developer, specializing in the rapid development of custom web applications. Always eager to learn new technologies and concepts and share knowledge.
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Everyone likes fame and some of us achieve it too at some community group or at the organization level. But, the truth is it fades

As a developer, we get appreciated many times for our awesome work and it also encourages us to keep doing good stuff.

Being honest, I have done many things to impress team members, leads, colleagues, juniors, clients etc... and everything I have done was productive...

So people around my organization started to recognize me. There are some perks of being famous which are

  • Surrounding people become nice to you.
  • Opportunities arise for you
  • You get noticed

So initially, we like being famous... But everything has a price to pay. There are also cons of it

  • You will get more work and it will also keep increasing gradually
  • You won't get appreciated as after some time it's not astonishing for others if you do amazing work of the same level as your previous work
  • You get the pressure of keep impressing everyone
  • You easily get noticed if you do a single mistake

The above-mentioned things happened to me. So at this stage, I felt that I am not valued enough or in the technical term I am deprecating.

It gave me a bit of anxiety but then I have started blogging to share my thoughts and I again felt good. While going through the dev.to blogs, I found a blog and there was a quote

“Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.”
Jocko Willink
Blog - Good habits, good code quality

I am actually inspired by it, Truth was known to me but I was busy impressing everyone... and a sharp question arose in my mind. Which is

Why I need motivation or appreciation for doing amazing work?

...and a happy ending :D

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Shunjid Rahman Showrov

Very well said !!

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Maulik Author

Thank you Shunjid