Categories for Motivation

Where are you going?

April 14, 2015

From time to time I like to go to a cafe or restaurant, order a drink and take time to write in one of my notebooks. Besides just writing down my thoughts and ideas, I also like grab a list of interesting questions from the internet and answer those. Last weekend I stumbled upon an question that made me think for a while: “Where will I be in 5 years if I keep heading in this direction?” Although I’m strongly believe in living in the moment and living now, I think it’s also good to stand still some time and... View Article

Know your why

May 27, 2014

Last week I wrote about why it’s important to ask yourself questions. I think it’s even more important to ask yourself why you do the things you do. There are times in business and life when things get a little less fun. I love having my own company and to work for many people. Though from time to time you get a client that is quite demanding without showing appreciation for the work you do. Those are the moments that can be challenging. Right then it’s important to know why you do what you do. The other day I had... View Article

The power of doing things every day

April 16, 2014

About one and half years ago, I started with daily exercises. Almost every workday right after I woke up, I started the day with pushups or sit-ups. It was good, but not great. It costed me a lot of discipline to keep on exercising, especially when I went to bed late the night before. Some days I kept to my good intentions, others I didn’t. In the summer I went on holiday and didn’t workout for a couple of weeks. When I came back home, it took quite some time to get back in the habit. I was thinking about... View Article

Asking why

April 8, 2014

Last week I talked with a friend about my UI Design challenge and he recommended me to focus more on the why. Why do you make certain design choices? Often you do things, simply because that’s how all the others do it. If you can think of a way to do it different and know why it’s better, than you’re extraordinary. Thinking about the why in design reminded me of my years in college where I studied newspaper and magazine design. In those classes the why was just as important as the design itself. You have to know why you... View Article

Do what you love

March 25, 2014

I love to write. Most of the time I write code. Regularly I write thoughts and ideas down in a journal and from time to time I make notes in a notebook or in Evernote. Next to all that, I also got the desire to write publicly again, so tonight I quickly set up this blog. It still needs some finishing touches, but as I’m learning from the book I’m reading at the moment: it’s important to just make a start and so here I am. My idea is to write short blogs about Webdevelopment, UI Design and more interesting... View Article