Inventing on principle
Some people and things make you change your perception of yourself and what drives you. There have been a few things throughout the last few years that have done that for me - like steps in a ladder I'm still unsure how to climb. I remember a few: Matt Webb's "Products are people too" presentation from Reboot 8, Steve Jobs' Stanford 2005 commencement speech at Stanford, Wilson Miner's " Why we build", and today, I add to that list the video below of Bret Victor at CUSEC 2012:
The first part might make a little more sense to you if you dabble in code - but you will be fine even if you don't. It's an amazing talk, by someone who has been doing amazing work throughout the last few years. One talk I will definitely revisit.