For the past few months, I’ve been taking classes at Udacity to get a nanodegree in front-end web development. It’s been such a fantastic experience, and I’ve learned so much! Not only have I learned to code, but since my enrollment, I’ve learned which practices work and don’t work for completing mundane tasks like homework. These practices are life simply changing.
I’ve always been told that if you want to finish a large task, then you should make a habit of doing small portions of it each day. This method of doing things simply doesn’t work. At least, it doesn’t work for me. The reason is that it’s too easy to put off smaller tasks when they seem like they can be made up for easily. For example: “Oh, I can’t do today’s portion of the work. I’ll just do double tomorrow!” Then you end up not doing anything since, as they say, tomorrow never comes. I’ll bet you can relate.
So, what does work? Full immersion. If you really want to finish something, then just do it. Go big. Like Donald Trump said, “If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” Seriously. It works wonders for you. Just sit down, work on your task, and don’t get up until it’s complete, or at least until you have to go to bed. In that case, start again the next morning. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much your life will change by fully immersing yourself in your work.
In conclusion, don’t settle for the small stuff. Spreading out your work does more harm than good – don’t do it. Instead, do as much as you can while you can.