It’s happened to just about everyone. You put lots of thought into setting a goal: it’s ambitious, detailed, and trackable. But then something goes wrong. Maybe you fall so far behind that the goal becomes impossible to hit. Perhaps your team’s priorities shift, and the goal becomes irrelevant. Pretty soon, the goal has lost all its meaning—you’re no longer motivated, and so you simply forget about it and move on.
When you’re given an opportunity—whether it’s a promotion, potential customer, or learning experience—the most natural response is to say yes. Why not accept a higher salary? Why refuse a chance to study abroad? The reality, however, is that most of us say yes too much, too quickly, and without enough thought. We’re wired to please others, and we’ve been conditioned to think all opportunities are good things. So instead of always saying yes, ask yourself these five questions first.
Our relationship with millions of people and businesses around the world is built on trust, and Dropbox is committed to earning and maintaining that trust. One way we do this is by issuing a semi-annual Transparency Report describing government requests for user information and government requests to remove content from Dropbox. Today, we’re publishing our Transparency Report for the requests we received during the first half of 2017.
If you add up all the time you spend responding to emails, searching for files, and tracking down feedback, how much of your day is left for the work you want to do? We want to help take away those chores, so you can focus on what matters. That’s why we’re making viewer info available to all Dropbox users, starting today. Here’s how it can help you save time and keep projects moving forward.
As a product designer, I see evidence every day that you don’t need to be an artist to contribute creative ideas. Being creative isn’t a personality type or a job title or a degree you earn in graduate school. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a way of working. It’s a process. Anyone can participate. And everyone who does, can contribute something valuable. Here’s how I know.