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

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Chapter 44. The importance of having a routine

The true secret to productivity: small things done repeatedly over a long time period. Write 1,000 words a day, every day, and in a year you’ll have written four novels. (The average novel is between 60,000 and 80,000 words.)

Yet, how many people sit down to write a novel but never complete even a single one? They don’t realize that the only thing that’s standing between them and their dream is routine. A routine is one of the most powerful ways to shape your life, become more productive, and achieve your goals. What you do every day adds up over time in every area of your life.

In this chapter, we’re going to discuss the importance of having a routine and talk about some ways you can set up a ...

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