The unreasonable effectiveness of just showing up everyday
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.
I did not have a choice really — I was about to get married and was already working full-time in a demanding role. As you can imagine, building a search engine from scratch is not a trivial undertaking, so that was my way of not having to deal with additional stress.