I love my job, and I feel super blessed in what I do. My 5-day working week is as, if not more, important than my weekends. My motive for doing what I do, is to cultivate the digital landscape of the enterprise world, to turn ugly and tiring things into usable and beautiful things that really add value. There is a lot of work out there. There are a lot of challenges too, and sometimes they are big challenges and inspiration help us get through them. I always like to think of speeches before battle or in the face of adversary as a source of inspiration.
A mentor of mine once explained that motive and inspiration are 2 separate things. Motive is what drives you, like the motor-engine of a motor-car; it motivates. Inspiration is like fuel injection, something that does not necessarily give you a motive for what you do, but boosts your motive in short bursts of energy until the fuel is spent. Its short-lived but promotes a forward momentum. Motive is your long-term drive and vision your direction or steering component. Direction & drive get us from point A to point B, and inspiration help us get there quicker.
Mendix is a means that suits my motive. It is a tool to cultivate the enterprise world. The activity of the people I work with, the team behind Mendix, DVT my Employer and my colleagues are the things that inspire me everyday and I owe them all a huge thanks and I salute them. DVT had vision of sending us to Mendix World this year where we had the privilege of meeting some of Mendix community members as well as be present at the finals of the Mendix mobile app competition. In addition they have endorsed this blog in the form of hosting fee sponsorship. They continue to play an involved role in the development of Mendix in South Africa. This blog is grateful to their contributions to us as authors and their commitment to their core values. The level of synergy and autonomy is humbling and encouraging.
Our blog received unprecedented exposure this last year and its amazing to witness the community interacting. A big thanks to the authors but above all you, our readers! We delight in presenting content that you find useful and are eager to interact with you more at any time. Thanks to everyone who contribute, you are a constant source of inspiration to us.
I wish you all success in your endeavours and the best for 2013 – hold on to your seats, 2013 will be massive for Mendix and DVT.