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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 3. Thinking about the future: What are your goals?

Now that you’re thinking about your software development career as a business, it’s time to start defining the goals you have for this business.

Not everyone is alike. You might have a very different set of goals for your career than I do, but if you’re ever going to achieve any of those goals, you have to know what they are. This is, of course, easier said than done. I’ve found that most people, software developers included, drift through life without really having a concrete realization of what their goals are or what they’re trying to accomplish in life. This is the natural state of most human beings. We don’t tend to give enough thought to what to focus on and as a result our steps ...

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