Today I read something written by a former Opera employee (the web browser).
I remember he talked about how injecting ads into the desktop browser was a bad move for him (and later on he was right).
In his words there was something that resonated with me deeply, he then said that he somewhat felt bad because he didn’t see the silicon valley behavior he expected.
This is the bad thing about expectation vs reality, it puts you down if you don’t consider the outcome and the reality.
Luckily there are solutions to this. Namely being honest with yourself every day.
Understanding what’s good and what’s not. Keeping in mind of what really is the work you’re doing.
Accepting is the hardest part, but you won’t be left without a choice.
You can always choose to change, to do a different work that resonates more with you.