watch your thoughts…


By Leow Guo Jun

Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
-Lao Tzu

These words resonated strongly with me during the first week of GO-JEK’s software engineering bootcamp. I guess the toughest part about being awesome is discipline. Not compromising on the smallest detail, not even the smallest broken window. The moment you choose the easy way out say “add some code you don’t understand because you are in a hurry”, it represents something more fundamental. A weakness in your thought and that the ghost of your past will come back to haunt you as bad habits.

I guess the rest of the camp is the tech debt I have to pay for my previous moments of weakness… :)