The Key to Writing

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” – Gustave Flaubert

Nothing gives me more satisfaction than being able to organize my thoughts well enough to put them down in words. I find that trying to explain ideas helps me get a better understanding of how much I really know.

If you find it difficult to write about what you believe, it’s not your writing skills that are at fault – but your lack of beliefs. That’s because writing itself is easy. But having something worth writing about? That’s the tricky part.

End Those Bad Habits

The reason bad habits seem so harmless is because they usually are. Most of the time they can be easily fixed. If they aren’t fixed, that’s when you should really start to worry.

Bad habits exist only if you let them. If you purposely choose to ignore them, it’s your own fault and reveals a lot about your character.

Buddha once wrote, “He who does not rouse himself when it is time to rise… never finds the way to knowledge.”

It all essentially boils down to this: People too lazy to fix their flaws are people too lazy to succeed.

The Purpose of It All

If you’re going to do anything in life, you better give it your best shot. You won’t be given any second chances once your time runs out.

You have a window of opportunity to leave behind something beautiful – whether it be quality work or simple bits of wisdom for the next generation. Anything, so long as it has a positive effect on the world.

It says in the Bible that each of us are expected to be good stewards with our lives. In Mathew 13:12, it even says, “Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”

The Bible is very clear about our purpose. Life is about contributing and accumulating; getting things worth having and giving things worth giving.

Program Editors Vs. Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)

Program editors are specifically designed for code editing. They’re typically simple applications that give more basic options to rewrite or create scripts, often providing no more functionality than absolutely necessary.

Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) are very similar. However, IDEs usually have many more development options. Not only do IDEs include code editors, but often automation tools and debuggers as well.

IDEs are basically code editors with more features and development tools included.

Normalcy and Effort

You probably know what it feels like to crave something – a certain kind of food, movie, or job that you just can’t get out of your mind. A want that burns inside of you until you finally break down and go find whatever it is your body knows it wants.

The truth is, cravings are the closest things to goals people have in their lives. At least, it’s true for most people out there. Goals require too much effort, dedication, and hard work to be reached. It’s so much easier to live life aimlessly than it is to fight for something hard.

It’s normal for most people to choose the path of least resistance. After all, who really wants to spend time trying to improve, progress, and achieve when staying in bed all morning is just so much easier? Most cower at the idea of hard work, telling themselves that it’s too difficult, too late, or whatever other excuse they have up their sleeves.

Thankfully, there are those who choose not to accept normalcy for themselves. They know that pain is only temporary, and that the rewards at the end of the finish line are worth the effort, and they’re the ones who accomplish what they set out to do.