Thomas Griffin is closing a chapter in his life as a developer and takes time to share some unusually open reflections on his personal growth. Many business owners start with the pure passion of “just coding a plugin.” Later, with success, their leadership role can eclipse the value of their direct involvement in coding. It's a big transition and, as Thomas writes, “bittersweet.”
Change requires looking up to look forward. So often we're comfortable with a present locked in the past that it comes as a shock that where we've been is not where we're going. 🚶♂️
As Thomas puts it,
Sometimes, we want a particular chapter to keep going. We get engrossed in the story and forget that stories need breaks. We become so enthralled with what’s happening that we forget to actually consider where the story is going.