You only get one lifetime, do the best you can in your allotted time

Aakash Gupta @aakashg0 4 harsh truths I realized too late as a PM:

1. It’s more important to have massive impact than be liked
2. Most colleagues don’t like that you are the decision-maker
3. Most PM jobs are 60 hours, not 40
4. The more responsive, the better
Replying to @aakashg0

You only get one lifetime, do the best you can in your allotted timeNot all your colleagues are envious, probably just trying to survive and worried about their families and the world, and barely know you exist. It is possible to work 120 hours a week for years at a time, if you put aside everything non-essential.

Many things you will have to ignore; if it is less than a few tens of millions of human lives, you probably cannot so anything about it. If you want people to be responsive, play with ChatGPT, it is set to verbose by default and likes to lecture. Responsive to clients, yes, but they would rather you do a good job.

It is not “massive” but global. You only get your lifetime so you need to be catalytic and the ideal catalyst is not consumed.

Your post was on my home page feed. X has serious algorithm and employee training issues. I looked at a few things you are saying and posting. Perhaps your AI can summarize it, too spread out to see quickly and clearly. All blogs ought to also have faqs and mind maps.
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