“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
- Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple
I came across this quote from Steve Jobs today, and it really hit home. I think he's right in that, because work is such a big part of our lives, it should be something that we really enjoy doing. When the work I'm doing feels "right" to me, I get into that thing that many people call "the zone." At that point, "work" doesn't feel like work, because it is as enjoyable as "play."
All of this got me thinking about the "work" that I do with FileMaker. Sure, there are times where doing FileMaker development can be very frustrating (do you know how many times a day I'd like to be able to do a real SQL query against a FileMaker database?!?). But most of the time -- for me anyway -- it really is a joy to use FileMaker. It is typically very fast, reliable, and flexible. And the advancements that have been made to FileMaker over the past few years (especially those made since v8) make using FileMaker even more enjoyable than ever before.
There's a very interesting (and large) list of FileMaker feature requests over at FMPug. Imagine how amazing future versions of FileMaker will be if even a handful of these requests are implemented!
Ok, enough said... Back to "work!"