On enjoying difficulties
1/28/2017 - 1 minute read

by Christian Solorzano

Looking back at all the accomplishments and things I consider worthwhile—they’ve all been challenging and difficult. However, at the end, they’re incredibly rewarding and the joy is irreplaceable. I welcome the new year with the curiosity and humility of a student. Never forgetting that hard work pays off and that it is our responsibility to do great work.

I’ve compiled a list of advice that I’d love to share with those who are entering the early stages of their career; those who find themselves facing difficulties and challenges. Keep in mind that you ought to enjoy the difficulties. Imagine that you’re on a river and rather than fighting the current, I recommend that you go with the flow. It’ll be fine. I promise.

  • It's okay to say "I don't know"
  • Have a life
  • Connect with others
  • Don't work for jerks
  • Design for good
  • Work for a greater purpose
  • Mentor others
  • Prioritize your mental health
  • Be nice, be patient, have good intentions
  • Be part of a community
  • Embrace difficulties