sesam is Péter Szilágyi, Engineering Manager at IBM Cloud, residing in Budapest, Hungary. This is his playground.

Who to trust

In his latest blog entry Scott Adams, the cartoonist who created Dilbert wrote a bit about how he ended up making cartoons fo a living. His synopsis reads:

In summary, the two opinions about your abilities that you should never trust are your own opinions, and the majority’s opinions. But if a handful of people who have a good track record of identifying talent think you have something, you just might.

I find this quite insightful, especially where he suggests people should be wary of trusting their own judgment. If anything, I can second that: I am my own worst enemy, a ruthless critique of everything I do, an aggregate of all the negative voices that whisper little discouragements, the judge analyzing my every move in retrospect.

I am yet to find a way to silence this part in me without utilizing excess amounts of alcohol.

Source: Agyvihar.